This day that 12 months: India lose World Cup 2019 match to England triggering Pakistan conspiracy theories


India’s unbeaten run in World Cup 2019 got here to an finish on this day final 12 months (June 30) after they have been comfortably outclassed by hosts England at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

From the toss, the whole lot went England’s means as Eoin Morgan opted to bat after which Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow tore into India’s new-ball assault.

Roy made 66 and Bairstow 111 because the England openers added 160 runs in simply 22.1 overs for the opening wicket. A quickfire 79 from Ben stokes and 20 from skipper Morgan helped England publish 337 in 50 overs.

20 singles, 7 dots, three fours, 1 six: India’s final 5 overs

What adopted was a chase that was ‘unusual’ as India managed simply 306 runs of their quota of 50 overs regardless of 100 from Rohit Sharma and 66 from captain Virat Kohli.

MS Dhoni, who has not performed aggressive cricket for the reason that World Cup, was slammed for his method together with Kedar Jadhav because the duo added simply 39 runs within the final 5.1 overs whereby India wanted 71 runs.

During the partnership between Dhoni and Jadhav, there have been 20 singles, 7 dots, three fours and a lone six over a 31-ball interval.

How India’s defeat modified the World Cup fortunes for England, Pakistan

England had headed into the India conflict on the again of back-to-back defeats to Australia and Sri Lanka. The hosts have been in a must-win state of affairs however the win in opposition to India brightened their possibilities they usually ultimately made the semi-final after beating New Zealand of their remaining group-stage match.

On the opposite hand, Pakistan’s possibilities of making the semi-final took an enormous blow as they have been left with what proved to be an not possible equation of their remaining group recreation in opposition to Bangladesh.

Pakistan have been ultimately knocked out after they completed fifth on the group-stage standings tied on factors with 4th-placed New Zealand. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s males misplaced out on Net Run Rate in the long run.

New Zealand have been joined by England, India and Australia within the semi-finals.

When Pakistan cricketers accused India of intentionally shedding to England

Ever since India’s defeat on June 30, a number of Pakistan cricketers have accused India of shedding the match to England intentionally to hamper Pakistan’s possibilities of reaching the semi-final.

As lately as June 2020, former Pakistan all-rounder Abul Razzaq mentioned he has no doubts India misplaced their World Cup match to England intentionally.

“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 mentioned when requested if India misplaced to England on goal, as quoted by PakPassion.

Former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed had claimed that a number of West Indies gamers advised him that India didn’t need to see Pakistan within the semi-finals.

“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,” Ahmed mentioned.

Ben Stokes on ‘twisting of phrases’

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, in his new e-book ‘On Fire’ had described India’s loss, saying it was unusual to see MS Dhoni method the chase the way in which he did.

In his new e-book ‘On Fire’ revealed by Headline Books and distributed by Hachette India, Stokes analysed every of England’s video games within the World Cup.

“Arguably, the way in which MS Dhoni performed when he got here in with 112 runs wanted from 11 overs was even stranger. He appeared extra intent on singles than sixes. Even with a dozen balls remaining, India might nonetheless have received.

“…there was little or no intent from him (Dhoni) or his companion Kedar Jadhav. To me, whereas victory remains to be potential you all the time go for broke.”

However, Ben Stokes had to make clear on social media when former Pakistan bowler Sikander Bakht claimed that the England all-rounder had mentioned India misplaced to England intentionally.

When a social media consumer requested the place to discover Stokes’s feedback relating to the identical, the participant himself responded by writing: “You will not discover it trigger I’ve by no means mentioned it… it is referred to as “twisting of words” or “clickbait”.

Think just a little and have some disgrace: When Aakash Chopra hit again

Former India opener Aakash Chopra lately slammed the criticism that got here India’s means, urging the Pakistan gamers ‘to have some disgrace’ earlier than making accusations.

“Think a little and have some shame. Waqar Younis, despite being the brand ambassador for the ICC, gave a statement during the World Cup that India threw the match away on purpose. I mean seriously,” Chopra mentioned on his Youtube channel.

“It is comprehensible if the partnership between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma did not make sense to Stokes or if he was confused by Dhoni’s method in direction of the tip. But he by no means mentioned that India intentionally misplaced the match.

“Former Pakistani cricketers are brazenly saying that India misplaced intentionally and ICC ought to high quality them. How are you able to assume like that? It was extra vital for India to prime the group at that time.”

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