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IND vs ENG World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma scores fifty against England; crafts 60-run partnership with KL Rahul

Rohit's half-century was achieved in the 24th over, as India sought to rebuild their innings after losing three early wickets.

India’s captain, Rohit Sharma scored his 54th ODI half-century under challenging batting conditions during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match against England at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Rohit had to persevere to reach his fifty in this testing encounter.

Rohit Sharma joins elite list of players

In addition to this achievement, Rohit crossed the milestone of 18,000 runs in international cricket, becoming the fifth Indian cricketer to achieve this distinction. He joins an illustrious list that includes Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs), Virat Kohli (26,121 runs), Rahul Dravid (24,208 runs), and Sourav Ganguly (18,575 runs).

Rohit Sharma scores fifty against England

Rohit’s half-century was achieved in the 24th over, as India sought to rebuild their innings after losing three early wickets. The India captain made an aggressive start, taking on David Willey in the second over. He hit Willey for a couple of sixes and a boundary, putting pressure on the opposition.

India struggles against England

However, England mounted an incredible comeback, turning the tide of the game. Firstly, Chris Woakes dismissed Shubman Gill with a fantastic in-swinging delivery that disturbed the opener’s stumps. Then, Virat Kohli was dismissed by Willey after being subjected to some disciplined bowling. Kohli was dismissed for a duck after facing nine balls. England maintained the pressure, and it paid off as Shreyas Iyer lost his wicket against a short ball.

Rohit Sharam, KL Rahul rebuild India’s innings

Nonetheless, Rohit built a determined partnership with KL Rahul, initiating India’s recovery and shifting the pressure back onto the defending champions. The two batsmen helped India surpass the 100-run mark after Rohit reached his half-century.

India is aiming to secure their place in the knockout stages of the ongoing World Cup with a victory over England. In contrast, the 2019 champions will need to embark on a winning streak to remain in contention for a spot in the semi-finals.

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