On this present day final yr (June 30, 2019), hosts England defeated India at Edgbaston in Birmingham by 31 runs in their World Cup encounter.
Batting first, England had posted 337 for 7 using on Jonny Bairstow’s 111 off 109, Jason Roy’s 66 off 57 and Ben Stokes’ 79 off 54. India’s bowlers largely struggled to regulate to floor dimensions, with one boundary being extraordinarily quick because the match was performed on one of many final pitches on the sq..
Mohammed Shami, nevertheless, picked up 5 for 69 in the sport to make sure England did not run away with the sport with the bat.
In reply, India misplaced KL Rahul for zero however Rohit Sharma (102) and Virat Kohli (66) added 138 for the second wicket. Once they fell, India’s chase fell aside, with many criticising their strategy significantly in the direction of the top.
In the final 5.1 overs, India wanted 71 runs however MS Dhoni (42 off 31) and Kedar Jadhav (12 off 13) added solely 39 runs with 20 of these in singles. Dhoni was slammed for not going for the win, with some even accusing India of intentionally dropping to make sure Pakistan have been knocked out.
“There is no doubt about this – we said this before and all cricketers are saying that – as I said, you can see this clearly; For a person like Dhoni who can hit a six or a four at will, he is blocking the ball then that is easy to see,” Razzaq was quoted by PakPassion when requested if India misplaced to England on objective.PakPassion.
“I was working with the West Indies squad at last year’s World Cup. After India’s loss to England, Jason Holder, Chris Gayle and Andre Russell said to me, Mushy, India didn’t want to see Pakistan qualify for the semi-final,” Mushtaq Ahmed had mentioned.
Meanwhile, Stokes wrote in his e-book that he felt Dhoni’s strategy was unusual.
“Arguably, the way MS Dhoni played when he came in with 112 runs needed from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared more intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India could still have won.
“…there was little or no intent from him (Dhoni) or his accomplice Kedar Jadhav. To me, whereas victory continues to be doable you at all times go for broke.”
However, former West Indies pacer Michael holding said Dhoni desperately wanted to win.
“It was not the sport that India needed to win, however I do not suppose anybody can say that was a crew tactic to lose the sport. I watched that sport and it appeared to me as if India weren’t placing up their 100 per cent, however I realised it was not the case when the expression on MS Dhoni’s face instructed me that he desperately wished to win, so I don’t suppose it was a crew resolution to not attempt to win,”
India have been knocked out by New Zealand in the semifinal whereas England beat New Zealand by a superior boundary depend after a Super Over in the ultimate to win the match.