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India vs England: Experts and fans slam MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav for not showing intent in the final overs

India vs England: Experts and fans slam MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav for not showing intent in the final overs
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The highly-anticipated Wold Cup clash between India and England, on Sunday,

The highly-anticipated Wold Cup clash between India and England, on Sunday, proved to be a run-fest. With the surface at Edgbaston supporting stroke-making, the batsmen looked at relative ease after finding their feet at the crease.

Electing to bat first, the hosts put up a challenging 337 on the board in their 50 overs as Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes stood out with the bat. Coming out to chase, India were dealt an early blow as Chris Woakes accounted for KL Rahul on knot. England's new ball bowlers were in top form initially and restricted India to just 28 runs in the first 10 overs. As Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma laid the foundation, the innings began to find gradual pace to give some headaches to Eoin Morgan and his bowlers.

However, Just as India looked to put the foot down on the pedal, Liam Plunkett dismissed Virat Kohli to make the chase tough. After notching up yet another brilliant century in the tournament, Rohit Sharma too departed with plenty of work to be done. Young Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya showed some fight and kept India in the hunt with some clean striking.However, things soon went pear shaped for the subcontinent side after Pandya was dismissed in the 45th over.

With 71 required off the last 30 balls, the required run rate screamed past 14 as Kedar Jadhav joined MS Dhoni after Pandya's departure. Contrary to the expectations, the duo though couldn't hit boundaries to keep the game in the balance. Failing to get their timing right, Dhoni and Jadhav managed to just eek singles in the death overs; at a stage when the runs were required to be scored at the rate of knots.

Plodding along at the crease for the majority of the last 5 overs, the two Indian batsmen left the crowd and commentators completely baffled. While India ended up losing the game by 5 wickets, Dhoni and Jadhav's approach has caught ire of many cricket watchers. Several experts and fans have taken to social media and slammed the cricketers for their "lack of intent".

Here's how Twitter reacted to their gameplay:













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