India and England locked horns in the second semifinal of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval. This game was big for both teams they haven’t won the tournament for a long time. The Men In Blue last won the tournament way back in 2007. On the other hand, the Three Lions won it way back in 2010. Meanwhile, at the toss, England decided to bowl first.
The decision was proven right as KL Rahul was taken out early by Chris Woakes. On the other hand, skipper Rohit Sharma labored his way to 28-ball 27 including four fours before getting out. After his wicket, a lot was expected from the third-highest run-getter in the tournament, Surykumar Yadav. However, he failed to deliver as he got out after scoring only 14 runs.
At 75/3, the likes of Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya stitched a partnership of 61 runs to take the team to a fighting total. The former scored 48 while the latter finished with 63 runs to take the team to 168/6 in 20 overs.
England wallops India to reach the final
In reply, the 2007 winners had no answer to the annihilation from England skipper Buttler and Alex Hales. The duo put together an unbeaten partnership of 170 runs in just 16 overs, winning the game by 10 wickets. Buttler scored 80 off 49 balls including nine fours and three sixes. On the other hand, four fours and seven sixes. Talking about the Indian bowling, only Arshdeep Singh and Axar Patel bowled with an economy rate of 7.50 each. Apart from them, all of them conceded more than 10 runs per over.
Hales was adjudged Player of the Match. In the post-match ceremony, he said “A huge occasion, really happy with the way I played. I think this is one of the best grounds to bat in in the world. Great value to hit your shots with the short square boundaries, and a ground I have good memories at. I never thought I’d play in a World Cup again, and to get a chance is a special feeling. It’s a country I love playing in. Jos was unbelievable out there.”
This is how Twitter reacted
Team England you were a far better team congratulations. For team India, lot to learn and come back harder next time. #INDvsENG
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 10, 2022
Pax Britannica is BACK! The Empire rules again. About to record. THOUGHTS?
— The Grade Cricketer (@gradecricketer) November 10, 2022
As one-sided as they get. India in the bilaterals and league stage seems a different side.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 10, 2022
India's 4th consecutive Semi Final defeat across T20 and ODI Men's World Cups. Adelaide 2022, Manchester 2019, Mumbai 2016, Sydney 2015.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) November 10, 2022
Request ICC to please restart this match.
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) November 10, 2022
Not gonna lie – was not expecting this. If there was ever a time for England to do a mic drop #T20WorldCup
— Isa Guha (@isaguha) November 10, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 10, 2022
In today’s match, the strategy in Powerplay, batting and bowling, seemed unclear. And where was the josh?!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 10, 2022
4 overs to spare! 🤯
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 10, 2022
Aaiye milke rona shuru karein 😭
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) November 10, 2022
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— Yasin Arafat (@iOfficialYA) November 10, 2022
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