England brutally beat India in the semifinal to reach the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, where they will face Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Today, the Three Lions faced India at Adelaide Oval to play the 2nd semifinal of this tournament. But Josh Buttler and Alex Hales literally humiliated India in chasing the target.
Toss: Josh Buttler, the captain of England, won the toss and decided to bowl first.
KL Rahul failed once again
Indian opener KL Rahul failed again to score a notable run on the opening wicket. Like the previous games, KL Rahul departed the crease early. In the 2nd over, KL Rahul lost his wicket to Chris Woakes, scoring only five runs. As a result, India became one wicket down in two overs.
Virat Kohli looked dangerous
Losing an early wicket, Rohit Sharma tried to tackle the initial disaster with the new batter, Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli kept his consistency in scoring runs. He made a brilliant partnership of 47 runs with Rohit Sharma. However, both were a bit slow on the crease. Therefore, Rohit tried to be aggressive, but he failed. He lost his wicket in the 9th over, scoring 27 runs.
Anyway, Virat Kohli seemed threatening to the English bowlers. Kohli scored 50 runs from 40 balls to handle the situation. Unfortunately, the former captain lost his wicket in the 18th over.
Hardik Pandya boosted the scoreboard
While India were suffering after losing four wickets, Hardik Pandya came into the pitch and started hitting boundaries. With five sixes and four fours, Hardik Pandya scored the highest 63 runs for India. Relying on his bat, India ended their innings with 168 runs.
Alex Hales and Josh Buttler ruled Indian bowlers
Chasing the target, Alex Hales and Josh Buttler was ruthless against the Indian bowlers. In the first ten overs, they maintained a Run Rate above 10. Moreover, both batters got a half-century in this match.
Alex Hales and Josh Buttler remained not out in chasing the target. Hales scored 86 off 47 balls, meanwhile, Josh Buttler scored an unbeaten 80 runs to beat India. Relying on their scores, England chased the target in 16 overs and reached the final.