England Cricket team will be playing their second final in the last three editions of the T20 World Cup after thrashing India in the semifinal. Three Lions successfully chased the target of 169 with four overs spare and without losing a single wicket.
Alex Hales smacked 86 runs from 47 balls, hammering four boundaries and seven sixes. Similarly, skipper Jos Buttler scored 49-balls 80 with nine fours and three sixes. The duo’s 170* runs stand is the highest partnership in the T20 world cup.
Earlier, India managed 168 runs after Hardik Pandya’s sublime hitting. Despite a very steady start, India’s inning was stabilized by Kohli and Pandya. The duo added 61 runs for the fourth wicket before Kohli walked back for 50 runs. India added 47 runs from the last three overs as Hardik notched up 63 runs.
Chris Jordan took three wickets for England however it was Adil Rashid who was exceptional again, conceding just 20 runs and picking up one important wicket of inform Suryakumar Yadav.
England – the winner of 2010 will meet Pakistan – the winner of 2009, in the final at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).