It was a day of sheer joy for Indian fans as Rohit Sharma-led Men in Blue defeated reigning champions England in a super thrilling ODI World Cup 2023 clash. The match took place on October 29, Sunday, at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and batted first, and the Indian team could only manage to post a below-par score of 229 on the scoreboard with a loss of nine wickets.
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The 2019 winners took early control of the game as they forced India’s batting force, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer to walk back with small scores. However, skipper Rohit Sharma’s 87 and Suryakumar Yadav’s 49 helped the team find some stability and the team managed to get beyond the 200-run mark.
At what seemed to be India’s potential first loss at the ongoing tournament, the hosts made a deadly comeback in the game during the second innings. The two-time champions showed no mercy with their lethal bowling and destroyed the entire English batting lineup at 129 runs to extend their win streak to 6-0.
The win came as a delight for the Indian fans, and they took to Twitter to share their excitement. Here is how fans reacted to the big win.
Notably, with the win, the Men in Blue reclaimed the top spot on the standings with a total of 12 points.