India Crushes England in T20 World Cup Semi-Final: Revenge is Sweet

India Crushes England in T20 World

Revenge is Sweet: India Crushes England in T20 World Cup Semi-Final!

India vs England T20 World Cup Semi-Final

The ghosts of Adelaide 2022 were well and truly exorcised as India thrashed England by a massive 68 runs to book their place in the T20 World Cup final. This emphatic victory sets up a mouthwatering clash against South Africa in Barbados on June 29th.

T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-Final Results

Those were the memories of that 10-wicket hammering two years ago. This time, India’s bowlers spun a web around the English batsmen on a pitch that offered grip and turn. Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja combined for a staggering six wickets for just 58 runs, completely dismantling England’s chase.

India vs England Cricket Highlights

But India’s dominance wasn’t just about spin. Fresh off his heroics against Australia, Rohit Sharma once again laid the foundation with a crucial 57 off 39 balls. Suryakumar Yadav’s rapid-fire 47 off 36 balls provided valuable support, while cameos from Hardik Pandya, Jadeja, and Axar ensured India posted a competitive 171 on the board. Virat Kohli’s struggles continued, but the team effort proved enough.

Rohit Sharma’s T20 World Cup Performance

Rohit’s captaincy was also on point. He introduced his spinners early, and the dismissal of the dangerous Jos Buttler by Axar in the fourth over proved to be a turning point. England never recovered, slumping to 62/5 after 10 overs. The writing was well and truly on the wall.

This victory marks a significant step forward for India. Unlike last year’s heartbreaking loss in the 50-over World Cup final, this team is built on collective hard work and grit, not just individual brilliance. It promises to be a thrilling final against a South African team hungry for glory.

Key Moments of the Match:

  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Early wickets for India as Kohli and Pant fall cheaply.
  • Rain disrupts play, but India rebuilds with a fifty from Rohit Sharma.
  • Suryakumar Yadav and cameos from others push India to a strong 171.
  • Axar Patel breaks through early, dismissing Jos Buttler in England’s chase.
  • Spinners dominate, with Axar, Kuldeep, and Jadeja taking six wickets between them.
  • England crumbled, eventually falling short by a massive 68 runs.

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