Ind vs Eng ICC ODI World Cup 2023: During the Cricket World Cup 2023 match between India and England in Lucknow, Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma had a close encounter with the Decision Review System (DRS) after an appeal by England’s Mark Wood. This tense moment occurred as India had already lost key wickets, including Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer, with the score at 50 runs.
Initially, the on-field umpire ruled Rohit Sharma out. However, the subsequent DRS review revealed that Wood’s delivery had missed the leg stump. The crowd’s jubilant response was evident through their enthusiastic cheers. Notably, Rohit Sharma’s wife, Ritika Sajdeh, was also present at the Ekana Stadium, and her reaction following the incident quickly became viral on social media.
England’s Bowlers Shine
Despite a resilient 87-run performance by Captain Rohit Sharma, England’s bowlers, led by David Willey, managed to restrict India to 229-9 in a crucial Cricket World Cup 2023 match. England, the defending champions, needed a victory to maintain their slim chances of reaching the semi-finals.
David Willey, a left-arm fast bowler, played a pivotal role, claiming three wickets for 45 runs. He also took the prized wicket of Virat Kohli, who scored only nine runs. Fast bowler Chris Woakes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid contributed with two wickets each, while England’s fielders displayed exceptional commitment in their effort to stop runs.
England’s Position in the Tournament
With four defeats in five matches, England, the 2019 champions, find themselves at the bottom of the 10-team table in the Cricket World Cup 2023. The victory against India provided a glimmer of hope for their campaign.
Chris Woakes acknowledged his earlier performance issues, stating, “I missed my lengths early in the tournament, and I’m my own biggest critic.” He credited the team’s fielding effort for setting a positive tone and expressed hope that England could perform well in the chase under lights.