England, on Thursday, reached the final of the T20 World Cup after thrashing India by 10 wickets in the semi-final at the Adelaide Oval. Chasing a target of 169, openers Jos Buttler and Alex Hales smashed unbeaten fifties to take England home with four overs to spare. Hales was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his 47-ball 86 not out while Buttler also remained unbeaten on 80 off 49 balls. Earlier, Hardik Pandya (63) and Virat Kohli (50) hit fifties to take India to a competitive total of 168/6.
After the conclusion of the match, Twitter was flooded with reactions to India’s humiliating defeat at the hands of England.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
What an incredible performance England @ECB_cricket @CTurnerFCDO A semi-final turned into a no-contest, stunning batting that India had no answers to – brilliant batting @AlexHales1 @josbuttler . We head to MCG – England vs Pakistan !! #HopeNotOut #ICCT20WorldCup2022
India Adelaide Airport
— England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) November 10, 2022
Congratulations to England. First over of England innings Buttler took on Bhuvi a match up well in Indias favour, the risk paid off and India could not counteract. Small moments in a World Cups set’s up success. #INDvENG #T20WorldCup
Alex Hales … redemption.. it just shows if you stick at it , you can come back after adversity
— David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) November 10, 2022
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) November 10, 2022
Congratulations ENGLAND !!
Absolutely Wonderful Partnership Between @josbuttler and @AlexHales1 Great bowling by Adil..Hard Luck india.Hardik and virat’s inning was superb but unfortunately couldn’t make it to the final..#INDvsENG #T20WorldCup
— Ryan Sidebottom (@RyanSidebottom) November 10, 2022
England will now take on Pakistan, who defeated New Zealand in the first semi-final on Wednesday, in the summit clash in Melbourne on Sunday.
Notably, England were earlier beaten by Ireland in the Group Stage, which had raised doubts over their hopes of reaching the semi-final.
Speaking of that defeat, England captain Buttler said that the team has shown great characted to come this far in the tournament.
“That feels a long time ago now,” said Buttler.
“The character we’ve shown to get through the tournament since then, and put in our best performance today, has been amazing.”
(With AFP Inputs)
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