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:
— ICC (@ICC) November 10, 2022
Matthew Mott in the past four years as a head coach:
2018: T20 World Cup winner (AusW)
2020: T20 World Cup winner (AusW)
2022: ODI World Cup winner (AusW)
2022: #T20WorldCup finalist (EngM)
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) November 10, 2022
With two mini-side boundaries India got just 62 in the first 10 overs. That’s where India conceded England a huge advantage.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 10, 2022
In 1992, ENG vs PAK final in MCG.
In 2022, ENG vs PAK final in MCG.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) 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
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) November 10, 2022
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) November 10, 2022
India becomes the first team to lose T20 World Cup matches by 10-wicket margin more than once.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) November 10, 2022
Post 2013 CT triumph India haven't won any ICC event:
2014 – T20 WC final: lost v SL
2015 – WC SF: lost v Aus
2016 – T20 WC SF: lost v WI
2017 – CT final: lost v Pak
2019 – WC SF: lost v NZ
2021 – WTC final: lost v NZ
2022 – T20 WC: lost v Eng#INDvENG
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 10, 2022
– India faced 42 dot balls out of 120 balls (Dot% 35);
hit 7 sixes, 15 fours (a boundary every 5.45 balls)
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 10, 2022
Koi na … World Cup tumhara hai, tumhara desh humara hai !
At least that’s what the memes say 😀
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) November 10, 2022
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 10, 2022
India in ICC Men’s events since 2013 Champions Trophy win under Dhoni:
2014 World T20 – LOST in Finals
2015 ODI WC – LOST in SF
2016 World T20 – LOST in SF
2017 CT – LOST in Finals
2019 ODI WC – LOST in SF
2021 WT20 – LOST in group stage
2022 WT20 – LOST in SF #ICCT20WorldCup
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 10, 2022
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) November 10, 2022
Alex Hales … redemption.. it just shows if you stick at it , you can come back after adversity
— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) November 10, 2022