Ben Stokes scored a blazing 108 off 84 balls, while Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid claimed three wickets each as England kept their Champions Trophy 2025 qualification hopes alive with a 160-run win over Netherlands in on Wednesday, November 8. With their triumph in match number 40 of World Cup 2023 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune, England also officially knocked the Dutch out of the World Cup.
Marnus Labuschagne top-scored with 71 off 83, while Adam Zampa picked up 3/21 as Australia beat England by 33 runs in match number 36 of World Cup 2023 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Saturday, November 4. With the loss, defending champions England were officially knocked out of the World Cup, succumbing to their sixth defeat in seven matches.
India hammered England by 100 runs in match number 29 of the 2023 World Cup at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday, October 29. With the win, India maintained their unbeaten run in the tournament and moved up to the top of the points table again, with 12 points from six games.
England’s World Cup defense went from bad to worse as they got hammered by Sri Lanka by eight wickets in match number 25 of the 2023 World Cup at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday, October 26. Batting first after winning the toss, England were bundled out for 156 in 33.2 overs. Sri Lanka chased down the target with ease in 25.4 overs.
Afghanistan registered a historic 69-run win over England in match number 13 of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday, October 15. Sent into bat after losing the toss, Afghanistan posted a competitive 284 on the board as opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz starred with 80 off 57 balls. Afghanistan spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman (3/51), Rashid Khan (3/37) and Mohammad Nabi (2/16) then combined to bowl out England for 215 in 40.3 overs. Harry Brook (66 off 61) was the only England batter to offer some resistance.
Opener Dawid Malan smashed 140 off 107 balls, while left-arm pacer Reece Topley claimed 4/43 as England beat Bangladesh by 137 runs in match number seven of the 2023 World Cup at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday, October 10. With the win, the defending champions got their first points on the board.
There wasn’t much hype over the England vs New Zealand World Cup 2023 opening match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday, October 5. The contest that was produced in the match in front of empty stands was pretty drab as well. The Kiwis hardly broke a sweat as they whacked defending champions England by nine wickets in the opening match of the World Cup.
England’s Test skipper Ben Stokes has decided to come out of ODI retirement just months away from the start of England’s World Cup defense in India. The star all-rounder has been named in England’s one-day squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand. The Kiwis will feature in four T20Is and as many ODIs in England from August 30 to September 15.
Chris Woakes claimed 4/50 while Moeen Ali picked up 3/76 as England beat Australia by 49 runs in the fifth and final Test of Ashes 2023 to draw the series 1-1. Although Australia retained the urn, England will be delighted with their fightback after losing the first two Tests.