England moved a step closer to the World Cup semi-finals after Jonny Bairstow's 111 set up a crucial 31-run win over India in Birmingham on Sunday. Eoin Morgan's side posted 337-7 thanks to Bairstow and a dashing 79 from Ben Stokes. Needing a record World Cup run chase to win, India finished on 306-5 as they were beaten for the first time in this year's tournament. England can book a semi-final berth if they beat New Zealand in their final league match on Wednesday, while India, who have two games left, must wait to confirm their last four spot. Earlier, England left India with a stiff target of 338 and then removed opener KL Rahul for a duck when Chris Woakes held a caught and bowled chance. Kohli duly completed his fifth successive fifty of the tournament and with Rohit Sharma, dropped on four, shared a second-wicket partnership of 138. But just as the duo were upping the run-rate, Kohli sliced recalled paceman Liam Plunkett to substitute fielder James Vince, deputising for Jason Roy, at backward point. Rohit Sharma, however, should have been dismissed when he edged fast bowler Jofra Archer's fourth ball, only for Joe Root to drop the regulation catch at second slip. Rohit finally fell to Chris Woakes after scoring a gritty century, his third of World Cup 2019. Earlier, Jonny Bairstow hit a hundred and Stokes added a blistering 79 in England's 337-7. Bairstow made 111, while fellow opener Jason Roy more than justified his recall after missing three matches with a torn hamstring by making 66 in a first-wicket stand of 160 after England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss on a good pitch. (SCORECARD)
World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between England vs India, Straight from Edgbaston, Birmingham
- 23:07 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
India taste first defeat!India finish innings at 306/5. England beat them by 31 runs to keep their semi-finals hopes alive.
India's unbeaten run at #CWC19 comes to an end!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
England win by 31 runs to move back into fourth and give their semi-final hopes a huge boost.
How good is this tournament?!#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/YuqHjNoxlh
- 21:46 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
100 for Rohit!Rohit Sharma cuts the ball past point fielder and comes back for two runs to bring up his 3rd century of World Cup 2019 and 25th of his ODI career.
Rohit Sharma at #CWC19— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
After two low scores, the Hitman is back with a bang, bringing up his third at the competition, off 106 balls
No Indian batsman has ever made more at a single World Cup #ENGvIND | #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/MkHpoWjq4d
- 21:14 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Out! Big wicket for EnglandLiam Plunkett gives England the much-needed breakthrough as Kohli hits the ball straight into the hands of substitute James Vince.
A HUGE MOMENT!#ViratKohli gets a thick outside edge off Liam Plunkett, and James Vince holds on to the catch.— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
An excellent innings by the Indian skipper. Can his team-mates launch from the platform?
Rishabh Pant walks in for his first #CWC19 innings. What can he do?#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/osv5G8tFTx
- 21:03 (IST)Jun 30, 2019
Three in a row for Rohit!Ben Stoke overcompensates in his line and length and Rohit hits him for two more boundaries to make it three in a row.
Three consecutive boundaries for Rohit Sharma!— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 30, 2019
India are beginning to accelerate. What can England do to find a breakthrough?
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