Joe Buttler and Alex Hales dominate in 10-wicket win. England beat India by 10 wickets to reach the T20 World Cup final in Adelaide on Thursday.
Hardik Pandya overcame a sluggish start to give India 169, but Jos Buttler and Alex Hales never looked concerned.
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Shami bats 16th over . Buttler hits an off-side double. Hales shoots a boundary shot beyond cover. Buttler’s maximum puts his team to the final with a 10-wicket win. 16th over: 0/170; Patel’s final. Two runs. Shami attacks in the 14th over. Buttler hits a boundary over extra-cover and then runs six consecutive. Yadav drops another Buttler aerial and it slides away for a boundary. Hales and Buttler had the biggest T20 World Cup opening partnership. Pandya resumes in the 13th. Buttler adds a couple runs before the hero Hales hits three doubles. Buttler’s ramp shot brings England closer to the T20 World Cup final. Hardik slips it short and Buttler hooks it for a six over leg-side to reach 50. Ashwin returns in the 12th. England score in singles and twos before Hales’ signature slog-sweep. The following ball, Hales hits an off-side boundary. Brilliant batting has India stumped. 11th over: Pandya hits a good-length ball over leg for six runs. Hales dominates as England passes 100, then takes two leg-side runs. Hales hits a boundary off Singh in the 10th over. Buttler singles off a short ball. India’s midway mark is chaotic. Hardik Pandya bowls the 9th over. After some odd fielding on the boundary, Buttler runs four off a ramp shot. Poor fielding marred Pandya’s over. Players take a refreshment break as Pant gets physio. 8th over: Patel continues, and Hales blasts another six over cow-corner. On the final ball of the over, he singles for 50. Big Bash star’s supremacy. 7th over: Ravichandran Ashwin bats. Buttler is troubled by his deliveries, but Hales plays a brilliant slog-sweep for six. 0/75 after 7 overs. Patel continues and Buttler hits a six-run sweep over square-leg before adding a single. Hales hits Patel’s short leg-stump for another boundary. That’s the tournament’s finest powerplay. India is 0/63 after 6 overs. Hales hits another maximum, then edges it into the unoccupied slip spot for a boundary. England is rushing to victory. Axar Patel comes in to slow things down in the fourth over. England add four singles after Buttler’s boundary over extra cover. 4 overs, 0/41. Kumar continues. Hales hits an off-side single and a two-run shot over midwicket. Hales hits a late-over six over extra-cover. Arshdeep Singh will bowl the second over. Alex Hales’ leading-edge single falls off-side. Buttler edges behind point for four runs. 1st over: India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls wide. Jos Buttler hits an off-side boundary. Buttler walks at Kumar and hits another off-side boundary. On his final ball, he flicks across leg-side to the unoccupied zone. England started well. After 1, 0/13.
England needs 169 runs. Hardik Pandya (63 off 33) finished well, while Virat Kohli (50 off 40) performed the anchor role. Chris Jordan (3/43) and Adil Rashid (1/20) were England’s best bowlers. Adelaide Oval offers a thrilling run chase!
WICKET! Jordan will finish. Pant runs out to give Pandya the strike, and the next ball he smacks a six over mid-on. Pandya hits Jordan’s full-toss for a leg-side boundary. Next ball, Pandya steps onto his stumps and is out. England is 6/168 after 20 overs. Rishabh Pant cuts it over point with a boundary. Pandya square-drives for a boundary behind point before smashing a short ball over mid-wicket. Ben Stokes’ poor fielding gives Pandya a leg-side boundary. 19th over: WICKET! Kohli attempts for a square-drive after scoring 50, but smacks it to backward-point. 4/136 after 18 overs. Pandya hits Jordan over leg-side for six runs. Jordan tosses a full ball, but Pandya hits another home run. Kohli reaches 50 with a two-run off-side drive.
Curran slips it short outside the off-stump, and Pandya hits a six-run cut. Curran again short-hops and Pandya scores twice. Pandya slaps home two runs. 3/121 after 17: FAILED REVIEW Jordan returns for England and shoots wide. The on-field umpire declares no, but England appealed. Umpire’s call despite ball clipping stumps. Kohli hits Jordan’s full ball through the off-side for a boundary. Pandya hits a leg-side double. 15th over: Livingstone 3/110. Pandya hits a boundary, which could help him throughout the innings. Kohli’s cover drive brings India to 100. 3/100 after 15; Woakes returns. Kohli hits a much-needed boundary off point. Pandya is stumbling. 13th over: Livingstone attacks. Pandya leads two consecutive balls, but both land securely. England’s last over needed three runs. 13th over: Wicket! Phil Salt makes a straightforward catch in deep as Yadav goes over the off-side against Rashid. Off-side single by Hardik Pandya. 11th over: England’s Stokes returns. Both batsmen single before Yadav hits a six-run hook shot over fine-leg. Next ball, he hits a boundary over cover. 11th over: England’s Rashid bats. Yadav singles with a sweep. Rashid’s full-toss gets Kohli a single. England’s done. 10th over: WICKET! Chris Jordan, a newcomer, is attacking. Sharma hits a boundary over cover with a stunning middle-of-the-bat stroke. Curran takes a diving grab to remove him three balls later. Yadav singles. 9th over, 2/57; Rashid bats. England will seek to terminate Kohli and Sharma’s partnership before going ballistic. Sharma top-edges a massive slog, which lands securely. In a quiet over, Kohli hits a couple singles. Liam Livingstone bowls spin in the 7th over. Kohli hits a boundary over the bowler’s head. He flicks the following ball past mid-wicket for a single. 1/46 after 7 overs. Sharma sweeps Adil Rashid for a boundary. After four runs, both batsmen add a single before Sharma avoids a caught-and-bowled. After six overs, the game is even. Curran resumes after 6/3/7. Sharma starts his innings with a boundary over midwicket. Next ball, Sharma pulls it through leg-side for four runs. Harry Brook saves a boundary but misses a tight chance. 1/31 after 5 overs. Kohli smashes Woakes for six with a lofted cover-drive. Woakes hits a leg-side wide. Kohli hits a leg-side single. Sam Curran attacks for England in the third over, and Kohli plays and misses before edging barely beyond first slip. Left-arm seamer restricts both seasoned batsmen to 1 run each over. 2nd over: WICKET! Chris Woakes opens. Sharma hits a leg-side double and single. Rahul attempts to cut a tight delivery and edges it to Jos Buttler behind the wickets. Virat Kohli singles. 1/10 after 2 overs. KL Rahul hits Ben Stokes’ opening ball for a boundary. Rohit Sharma hits an off-side single. 0/6 after 1 As the semi-final begins, both teams stand for the anthem. There were many Indian supporters and lots of noise.
England will bowl first at Adelaide Oval after winning the toss. Chris Jordan and Phil Salt have joined.
6pm: T20 World Cup semi-final between India and England. The toss is at 6.30pm AEDT in an hour.
India vs England T20 World Cup semi-final full scorecard
|Jos Buttler (c)||Not out||80||49||9||3|
|Alex Hales||Not out||86||47||4||7|
|Rohit Sharma (c)||c. Curran b. Jordan||27||28||4||–|
|KL Rahul||c. Buttler b. Woakes||5||5||1||–|
|Virat Kohli||c. Rashid b. Jordan||50||40||4||1|
|Suryakumar Yadav||c. Salt b. Rashid||14||10||1||1|
|Hardik Pandya||hit wicket b. Jordan||63||33||4||5|
|Rishabh Pant||r.o. Buttler||6||4||1||–|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||Not out||0||0|
|FOW||1/9 (Rahul) 2/56 (Sharma) 3/75 (Yadav) 4/136 (18) 5/158 (Pant) 6/168 (Pandya)|
When is India vs. England’s semi-final?
India plays England at Adelaide Oval on November 10.
Match starts at 7pm AEDT/6.30pm local.
India vs England TV channel, live stream, start time
|TV||Fox Cricket/Channel 9||Sky Sport NZ||Sky Sports||Willow TV||Willow Canada||Star Sports|
|Streaming||Kayo/9Now||SkyGo||Sky Go||Hotstar||Hotstar||Star Sports|
|Start time||7pm AEDT||9pm NZDT||9am BST||4am EST||4am EST||1.30pm IST|
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