Guwahati: Hardik Pandya’s late blitz took India to 168/6 in 20 overs in the T20 WC semifinal vs England.
Virat Kohli build the foundation with a good 50 after India’s openers failed to deliver. India is batting first and is unchanged with Rishabh Pant getting the nod over Dinesh Karthik. Yuzvendra Chahal remains benched for Axar Patel. For England, Dawid Malan and Mark Wood are out.
What a knock from Hardik Pandya. What an absolute superstar he is. England bowled brilliantly, for the most part, keeping India down to 100 off the first 15 overs, but the last five overs have cost them 68 runs.
Sixty-eight. It’s a score India will think they can defend, but it’s also a total England will back themselves to chase down with the depth of batting they have. What a semi-final this has been so far.
Indian star batter Virat Kohli smashed a half-century against England in the T20 World Cup 2022, semi-final match on Thursday. Kohli who came to bat after KL Rahul departs after making five runs has played 39 balls and completed his half-century. England has opted to the ball after winning the toss in Adelaide Oval.