India broke a 20-year-long jinx to defeat England in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. India beat defending champions England by 100 runs at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow to defeat them in an ODI World Cup for the first time since 2003.

With this win, India also leveled their head-to-head tally against England at 4-4 in ODI World Cups. With this win, India moved to the very top of the World Cup 2023 points table. They now have 12 points on the board with a net run-rate of +1.405.

As for England, they remained stuck at the bottom of the table, with just two points from their opening six matches with a net run-rate of -1.652. In fact, this is the first time that a defending champion has lost five matches in their ODI World Cup title defence.

India famously defeated England in 1983 on route to their maiden World Cup title. Graham Gooch and co. got the upper hand in their next encounter in the showcase tournament, beating India in the semi-finals of the 1987 World Cup.

1992 threw up a thriller where India narrowly lost the match and had to wait seven years to get their revenge in 1999. This was followed by a win in 2003 thanks to a fiery spell from Ashish Nehra as India made

it to the final of the tournament, eventually losing the final against Australia.

The 2011 World Cup saw both sides play a thrilling draw in Bengaluru. India were bowled out for 228 runs in the first innings and restricted England to 338 for 8 in the second innings with Zaheer Khan claiming a three-wicket haul.

Eoin Morgan’s men beat India in the 2019 World Cup, handing India its only loss in the group-stage. The two sides also met in the final of the 2013 Champions Trophy, where India beat England. England returned the favour in the 2022 T20 World Cup semi-final where Alex Hales and Buttler led their side to a 10-wicket win.

Following their win against England, the Men in Blue will turn their attention towards Sri Lanka, with the two sides set to clash at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on November 2.

As for England, they will be looking to turn their form around when they face Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on November 4. They will have to be wary of the fact that only the top-seven teams (along with hosts Pakistan) will qualify for the 2025 Champions Trophy and will have to fight tooth and nail to grab a few wins before the tournament ends.
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