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World Cup Records: England vs India cricket teams

 India vs England

  • The two old cricketing nations have met 6 times in a world cup. Both teams have won 3-3 matches.
  • Till 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, England cricket team had been performing well. But from 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup India has been on the upper hand by winning world cup matches by big margins.
  • It is worth mentioning that Indian cricket team defeated English cricket team in the semi-finals of 1983 Cricket World Cup to get their place in finals and finally winning the world cup beating West Indies while England defeated India in the semi-finals of 1987 Cricket World Cup to get their position in the finals.
  • Dennis Amiss and Graham Gooch has scored centuries for England but there is not a single century from the Indian side.
  • One of the most bizarre performances of the cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar was seen when in 1975 Cricket World Cup he scored 36 runs from 174 balls scoring just single boundary when chasing a target of 330 runs.
  • In a group match against England in 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, India’s bowler Ashish Nehra demolished English batting line up when he picked up 6/23 in 10 overs. These are the best bowling figures by any Indian bowler in world cups.
  • The teams have not encountered each other in the world cups of 1979, 1996 and 2007.

In 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, English team and Indian cricket team met again in group match where English team tied the match in a very thrilling performance. Sachin Tendulkar scored a century for Indian cricket team and became the only player to score five centuries in cricket world cups so far. In reply to his awesome innings, Andrew Strauss played an absolutely amazing innings of 154 runs which helped England to tie the match at the score of 388.

 Both these teams have the ability of challenging the opponents to the limit. This 2011 world cup England vs. India match was a high scoring and very entertaining game.

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