ICC World Cup: England beat India by 31 runs
In the ICC Cricket World Cup, England beat India by 31 runs in the league match at Birmingham last night. Chasing a huge target of 338, India could only score 306 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.
Virat Kohli who made 66 became the first skipper in the history of World Cup cricket to register five-consecutive fifties. Rohit Sharma who made 102 runs became the first batsman to hit three centuries in the tournament so far.
Earlier, after opting to bat first, England made 337 for 7. Opener Johny Bairstow who registered his first World Cup century scoring 111 runs, declared Player of the Match. For India, Mohammed Shami was the most successful bowler who claimed 5 wickets, for 69 runs.
As a result of this win, England have now moved to the fourth position in the tournaments standing. They have ten points in eight matches, while India remains at the second spot with 11 points. India will next play against Bangladesh tomorrow, while England will take on New Zealand on Wednesday.
Today, Sri Lanka will clash with West Indies at Chester-le-Street at 3 PM Indian time.