Twitter reactions: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler blow India away as England reaches the final of T20 WC 2022

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  • England defeated India to enter the final of the T20 World Cup 2022.

  • Alex Hales played a match-winning unbeaten knock of 86 runs.

Twitter reactions: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler blow India away as England reaches the final of T20 WC 2022
England beat India in T20 World Cup semi-final (Image Source: Twitter)
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England produced an absolute dominant performance in the semi-final fixture against India at Adelaide Oval to enter the final of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022. This means it’ll be Pakistan vs England final at the MCG. It has been thirty years since both teams met in the 1992 World Cup final at the MCG.

Chasing 169, there was never a moment when the England openers Jos Buttler and Alex Hales looked troubled as they finished off the proceedings within 16 overs. While Buttler smashed an unbeaten 80 off 49 deliveries (4s-9, 6s-3), Hales remained undefeated at 86 from 47 deliveries (4s-4, 6s-7).

Highest partnerships vs India in T20Is for any wicket:

  • 174* – Quinton de Kock and David Miller, Guwahati 2022
  • 170* – Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, Adelaide 2022
  • 152* – Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, Dubai 2021

Earlier, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya took India to a respectable total after a terrible start. Kohli scored 50 off 40 balls (4s-4, 6s-1), and Pandya smashed 63 from 33 deliveries (4s-4, 6s-5) to help India reach 168/6 in 20 overs.

Chris Jordon was the pick of the bowlers for England, taking three wicjets but was a bit expensive as he conceded 43 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Chris Woakes (1/24) and Adil Rashid (1/20) took one wicket each.

“It will be right up there for sure (referring to a perfect innings). Huge occasion, India in a semifinal of a World Cup, really happy with the way I played and it is as special as it gets. This is one of the best grounds to bat in especially in the powerplay, a really good surface and great value for good cricket shots, this is a ground I have good memories of and enjoy batting here,” said Hales in the post-match presentation.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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