England vs India Highlights – World Cup 38th Match

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
England vs India Betting Odds

England

Jason Roy made it back to the playing XI and opened the innings along side Jonny Bairstow. The two started out cautiously with 15-0 in the 4th over as the odds in winner market at this point were set at 1.80 for England.

England vs India Odds

At the same time, the odds in the Highest Opening Partnership market offered for England were 1.52.

England vs India Highlights

And by the time 13th over was under progress, England had 72 runs without losing any of their openers. The odds in the Highest Opening Partnership market for England were 1.08 indicating a certain victory.

England vs India Betting Odds

The opening pair of Roy and Bairstow added 151 runs together for the 1st wicket in 20.1 overs. India were struggling and desperate for a wicket at this stage and had odds of 3.95 in the Match Winner market.

England vs India Highlight Odds

When Jonny Bairstow was on the crease batting at 86 and Jason Roy on the other end unbeaten on 62 runs, the odds for Jonny Bairstow in the Home Team Top Batsman market were set at 1.46.

England vs India Top Batsman

Breakthroughs

Kuldeep Yadav ended the opening partnership dismissing Jason Roy in the 23rd over. It was followed by a 45-runs partnership for the 2nd wicket between Bairstow and Eoin Morgan. Bairstow scored his 1st hundred of the World Cup 2019 and was batting on 111 when he was dismissed by Mohammad Shami in the 32nd over.

In his next over, Shami got the better of Eoin Morgan and the England skipper walked back to the pavilion coring just 1 runs off 9 balls. England were 207-3 as India looked to making a comeback at this stage in the game and the odds in the Winner Market had dropped below 3.00 for India in a long time.

Winner ODDs ENG vs IND

Ben Stokes continuing his good form with the bat scored yet another fifty and at a crucial time in the England innings. His 79 runs off 54 balls innings helped England post 337 runs as Shami picked a 5-wicket haul for India.

The spin twins were expensive with a combined bowling figures of 160-1 in 20 overs. While Bumrah finished with 1 maiden and 1 wicket for 44 runs in his 10 overs.

India

Chasing a target of 338 runs, India lost an early wicket at the score of 8 runs as Rahul was caught and bowled by Chris Woakes in the 3rd over. The odds for India in the Winner market reached its peak at 5.00 at this point in the game.

India 1st Wicket

Virat Kohli who had just walked in to bat at number 3 was favourite to be the Away Team Top Batsman with odds of 2.75, while Rohit Sharma had odds of 3.00. 

India Top Team Batsman

The Match Winner odds were in favour of England for pretty much the entire 2nd innings. Even after India were 120-1 with both Kohli and Sharma on the crease having scored a fifty, the odds for India were 3.65, while those for England read 1.26.

India lost Virat Kohli (66) in the 29th over at 146 runs, and in the 37th over, after reaching his hundred and building a 52-runs partnership for the 3rd wicket, Rohit Sharma was caught behind in Woakes’ over. 

Chris Woakes had bowled 3 maidens before bowling the 37th over and picked 1 for 8. This was a huge wicket and the odds had changed to 5.15 for India in the Match Winner market.

England vs India Winner Market

India were 226-4 in the 40th over and in walked MS Dhoni. India needed 112 runs in the next 65 balls to win at 10.34 runs per over. The two batsmen with the ability to chase this down for India were on the crease.

The Curious Case of MS Dhoni

Dhoni and Hardik Pandya could not find the boundaries as the English bowlers bowled really well in the right areas. However, MS Dhoni did not seem to be trying to hit boundaries as he scored 16 off 13 balls in his 41 runs partnership with Hardik Pandya which involved 6 singles, 1 double, and 4 dots.

MS Dhoni was knocking the ball around giving strike back to Pandya which put pressure on the latter to hit sixes, as he eventually lost his wicket trying to hit one over long on. India were 267-5 in 44.5 overs losing Hardik Pandya and India needed 71 more runs to win from 31 balls. 

The next 31 balls played between Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni left the Indian fans and commentators puzzled. The two were taking singles even when the required run rate crossed 15 r.p.o. The duo added 39 runs in 31 balls as India finished 306-5 losing the match by 31 runs. MS Dhoni was unbeaten on 42 runs off 31 balls.

The positives to take from this match for India would be Mohammad Shami’s bowling, Rohit Sharma’s consistency along with Virat Kohli scoring his 5th consecutive fifty. However, India would have expected Kohli to convert that fifty into a big hundred when chasing a target like 338. Spinners going for runs and lack of a match finisher other than Dhoni, who’s lost his mojo would be a concern for India going ahead in this tournament.

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