After winning the toss, England opted to bowl first. Indian innings started quite disappointingly. Openers K L Rahul got out for just 5 runs. India’s score was 9 runs at that time. Rahul got out in the 1.4th over.
The second-wicket partnership between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli looked good until Rohit got out in the 8.5 over. He scored 27 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav joined Kohli, but could not impact the Indian scorecard much. He has to depart for 14 runs. India was 75/3 in 11.2 overs. At this moment, Hardik Pandya joined Kohli and the Indian run rate started growing. Both the batsmen together put up a 61-run partnership.
Kohli scored 50 runs from 40 balls before getting out to Chris Jordan. But Hardik went on to score 63 runs from 33 balls and was the last Indian batsman to get out in today’s match.
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Rishab Pant was the only batsman who did not reach the double figure while batting. He was run out for 6 runs. Hardik got out in the last ball of the Indian innings. But his batting sparkled the Indian scoreboard and finally, India managed to put in a challenging total of 168 runs before England to chase.
England’s batting started flashing as the opener Jos Butler scored 12 runs in the first over itself. Chris Jordan ended up with his bowling figures of 3/43 while Chris Woakes and Adil Rashid claimed a wicket each.
Both the openers finished the game in style. Captain cum wicket-keeper Jos Butler scored 80 runs from 49 balls and Alex Hales scored 86 runs from 47 balls. Thus, England thrashed India by 10 wickets in the second semi-finals played at Adelaide Oval ground. England scored 170 runs in just 16 overs. Alex Hales was declared Man of the match.
Now England meets the winner of the first semi-final Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup Finals which will be played on November 13 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.