Twitter Sense Foul Play As India Lose To England At Edgbaston

Twitter Sense Foul Play As India Lose To England At Edgbaston

England beat India by 31 runs (Credits: Twitter)

India’s unbeaten run in the ongoing World Cup 2019 came to an end on Sunday with a 31-run loss to England. The Men in Blue are still in a strong position to make it to the semifinal but the loss must have dented their confidence ahead of the most crucial phase of the tournament. India will play against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in their last two league games and need just one point to seal a spot.

England, on the other hand, also have their destiny in their own hands. A win over New Zealand in their final league game will take them to the semifinal. Keeping aside the result of the game and its impact on the tournament, the cricketing world is baffled with the way India approached the game. India’s tactics were utterly baffling as they lost the high-scoring encounter by 31 runs.

Chasing 338, India showed no urgency at the start.  After losing KL Rahul for a duck, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli managed just 28 runs from the first ten overs. But before England could take full command of the game, the two batted India out of trouble. Rohit Sharma scored a century while Virat Kohli scored another fifty as the two revived the chase.

The equation was finally down to 71 runs from 5 overs. With MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav at the crease, the game was looking set for a grand finish. However, what followed in the final five overs left everyone utterly surprised.

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Twitter Sense Foul Play As India Lose To England At Edgbaston
MS Dhoni (Credits: Twitter)

Dhoni and Jadhav never looked like taking the attack to the opposition. Both Dhoni and Jadhav looked more than content to knock the ball around rather than going for big hits. They managed just 39 runs in the final five overs as India suffered their first loss of the competition.

India’s loss has dealt a huge blow to Pakistan’s chances of progressing ahead and many think that India lost the game intentionally to hurt their arch-rivals. Here are some of the reactions: