At the toss, Virat Kohli announced that Rahul will open for India in this World Cup, and the right-hander displayed his KLass at the top. He didn’t spare any of England’s bowlers and got his team off to a flying start with an SR of over 200. Ishan Kishan opened the innings in Rohit’s absence, and he wasn’t far behind Rahul. He was given a couple of lives, but in his 46-ball knock of 70, he continued to play his shot. He walked away voluntarily to allow other batters a chance to bat. Kohli fell short, but Pant came in at number four and delivered a blistering knock that included three sixes. SKY and Pandya appeared a little scratchy, but they only had a few deliveries to deal with. The bowlers of choice were Ashwin and Bumrah, and the team management would be pleased with the batters’ performance. Each of England’s six batters received a start. Their bowlers struggled, the dew was a factor, and sloppy fielding didn’t help matters.