England Crush India’s Hopes; Buttler Seals the Finals for his Team with a Massive Six


England handed India a huge defeat by 10 wickets and 4 overs to spare at Adelaide Oval to qualify for the finals against Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2022. India could only score 168 despite the Adelaide Oval being a batter’s paradise. England chased the target with ease, with Buttler and Hales teaching India the approach they should have adopted for the semifinals.

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English captain Jos Buttler won the toss and invited India to bat first. Rohit Sharma said at the toss that he would have chosen to bat even if he had won the toss. However, his powerful statement did not correspond with his turtle inning in the semifinals. Rohit Sharma scored 27 off 28 in the semifinals at Adelaide. India only scored 62 at the end of 10 overs in this significant game.

KL Rahul’s score is not even worth mentioning. Suryakumar Yadav did entertain us with a six and four, but the pressure that had been built on India ultimately got the better of him. Virat Kohli once again proved that he is the glue of the Indian batting line-up. He scored a valiant 50. However, Hardik Pandya’s inning gave India a fighting chance in the game. He played a quickfire knock of 63 off just 33 with 4 fours and 5 sixes. Rishabh Pant got to play 4 balls, to which he contributed 6 runs.

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Chasing a par total of 169, England needed a good partnership. However, they got the best partnership they could have hoped for. Buttler and Hales carried them through the entire chase and won the game for them in just 16 overs. Needless to say, all Indian bowlers looked lacklustre. But are they really to blame for the loss? India’s approach in powerplay has been the reason for the disaster that finally took place today.

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