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Cricket World Cup History: Reliving the past encounters between India and England

Meit Sampat
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Sachin Tendulkar essayed a wonderful century against England during the 2011 World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar essayed a wonderful century against England during the 2011 World Cup

The 38th fixture of the ongoing 2019 World Cup at Edgbaston is a crucial one for England. The hosts will battle it out against an unbeaten Indian team and the game will be vital for England's chances of making it to the semi-finals.

A win against a confident Indian team will get the hosts a step closer to the berth in the semis finals. A loss may end England's best chance of winning their maiden World Cup trophy. However, one important fact to note is that England last beat India in a World Cup game in 1992.

Over the years, India and England have battled it out against each other on seven occasions. Both teams have won three matches while on one occasion, the game ended in a draw. The game on 30th June 2019 at Edgbaston is one of the most anticipated games of this edition of the World Cup and is expected to be an exciting contest.

In light of the upcoming clas, here is a look at the previous seven World Cup encounters between India and England.


1975: England thrash India by a margin of 202 runs

Sunil Gavaskar scored 36 of 174 balls in the 1975 World Cup against England
Sunil Gavaskar scored 36 of 174 balls in the 1975 World Cup against England

The first ever match in the history of World Cup cricket was played between England and India at Lord's on 7th June, 1975.

Batting first, the England scored 334 runs for the loss of just 4 wickets in 60 overs with Dennis Amiss top-scoring courtesy of a knock of 137 runs from 147 balls.

India never really got going in the run chase and despite batting the full 60 overs and losing just 3 wickets, they scored only 132 runs. Sunil Gavaskar struggled to get going in the innings and scored an unbeaten 36 runs of 174 balls with just a solitary boundary.

India had a worst possible start to their World Cup campaign as they went down by 202 runs and handed England a massive advantage early in the tournament.

Also read – World cup winners list

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