England beats India to reach T20 World Cup final: Hales, Buttler and talking points from game

India vs England 2nd Semi-Final T20 WC: England handed India a 10-wicket hammering in the semifinal at Adelaide Oval to set the final date with Pakistan.


Updated : Nov 10, 2022 17:34 IST

Virat Kohli plays a shot during the India-England semifinal clash in Adelaide.
Virat Kohli plays a shot during the India-England semifinal clash in Adelaide. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Virat Kohli plays a shot during the India-England semifinal clash in Adelaide. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s Live coverage of India vs England, 2nd semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval. Stay tuned as we get you the latest updates and talking points from the game.

England hammers India by 10 wickets to enter final - As it Happened
India 168/6 (20.0 overs); England 170/0 (16.0 overs)
England beats India by 10 wickets
Jos Buttler’s side to play Pakistan in the final at MCG on Sunday
England guns down 169 runs with four overs to spare
Buttler (80, 49b) and Hales (86, 47b) slam unbeaten half-centuries
Hardik (63, 33b) and Kohli (50, 40b) half-centuries in vain

Morgan on England’s win: “It’s important England take time to sit back, smell the roses and acknowledge how good they have been today. Then draw a line under it and take things from tonight into Melbourne. In the form Jos is in, he is probably the hardest batsman in world cricket to bowl to. His England side have shown a huge amount of character.”

Jos Buttler on England’s win: I think the character we have shown since the loss against Ireland has been amazing. We came here very excited, there was a very good feeling. Everyone from 1 to 11 - stood up today. We always want to start fast and aggressive. Rashid was batting at 11, that’s incredible to know that we have such depth. Hales used the dimensions well and he has shown his form. He was brilliant today. It’s important to enjoy this, it was a brilliant performance from us. I think we need to give special credit to Jordan, to bowl 3 overs at the death coming into the semi-final, it was a tough job. He handled the pressure towards the end pretty well, especially bowling against a world-class player like Hardik Pandya.

Rohit Sharma explains India’s semifinal loss: “Pretty disappointed how it turned up today. We batted well at the backend to get that score. We were not upto the mark with the ball, we couldn’t turn up today. It’s all about handling the pressure in knockout games. All these guys have played enough to understand that. These guys have played under pressure in IPL games, it’s all about keeping calm. We were nervy to start with, but you got to give credit to their openers, they played really well. I thought it swung a bit in the first over, but not from the right areas. We know the runs are scored square off the wicke, we were aware about it. When we won the first game, it showed a lot of character. The game against Bangladesh, it was a tricky one. I thought we held our nerve and kept executing our plans. Couldn’t do that today.”

Alex Hales, Player of the Match: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. I never thought I would play in a World Cup again, so to get the chance is a very special feeling, in a country (Australia) that I love and spend a lot of time in, tonight is one of the best night’s of my career. Jos was unbelievable.”

England hammers India to enter final: Alex Hales and Jos Buttler have knocked India out of the T20 World Cup on the back of a record run chase and the men in blue were thoroughly outplayed in all departments of the game. Adil Rashid was the key player for England with the ball as he bowled an economical spell and dismissed Suryakumar Yadav to tilt the momentum in India’s favour. Although Kohli and Hardik hit half-centuries they never put England under pressure as India failed to put enough runs on board. Buttler 80 off 49 runs and Hales 86 off 47 balls put on a clinical run chase to book a final berth against Pakistan at the MCG.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Buttler hits half-century - What a knock this has been from the England skipper as he brings up his half-century with a flat six over the deep square leg boundary for a maximum with Alex Hales butchering the Indian attack to take England closer to win. There is almost no chance for India to win the match as India needs 29 runs from 42 balls. India has been beaten in all departments and the slow start with the bat has cost them as England has made a mockery of the 169 run chase. 

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Buttler, Hales make merry - The 100-run partnership between Hales and Buttler is up and the last five overs have yielded 49 runs and India seems to be having no clue on how to break this stand. The current rate is still higher than the required rate and the game is slowly but certainly slipping out of India’s hands. Rohit’s men need a miracle from here to win from here as grim faces emerge from the Indian dug-out.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Hales hits half-century - Alex Hales has come to the party and England cruising at the moment. An excellent half-century from Hales as he brings his fifty in 28 deliveries and his knock is stitched with five hits to the fence and just one boundary. The PowerPlay has been terrific with Buttler setting the tone and Hales capitalising by rotating the strike and smoking the bowlers into the stands. India needs to break this partnership as England is in complete control of the chase. Rohit Sharma can’t afford to drop his shoulders and India needs a moment of inspiration in the field rather than just going through the motion of the game.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: England rules PowerPlay - Buttler and Hales have forged a brilliant unbeaten 63-run opening stand and Rohit Sharma seems to nbe running out of ideas. England is cruising at the moment with the current run rate at 10.38 against the required rate of 7.59 and India needs wickets in a cluster to halt the England juggernaut. The Indian team has the crowd behind them but Buttler and Hales are determined to not let the run chase derail. Ashwin into the attack.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Spin introduced early - Rohit Sharma introduced Axar Patel into the attack in a bid to break the opening stand but Buttler with a beautiful lofted shot over the covers has put the pressure back on the spinner. England openers not backing away from playing shots and they are on the charge, looking focussed and with a lot of positive intent. India needs to break this partnership and the absence of the wrist spinner might just hurt India. Still a lot of time in the innings but the PowerPlay has been superb from England’s point of view as the fifty-run partnership comes up. India needs wickets. 

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Buttler tees off - Jos Buttler is dealing in boundaries and has given England a good start inside the PowerPlay. India has come out with a plan to pack off Buttler early but the England skipper has so far won the battle by punishing both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh. There is a hint of swing and the Indian fast bowlers will aim to pick wickets inside the PowerPlay. Good aggressive cricket from both England and India.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: England begins chase - Team India in the huddle and Rohit with an intense pep talk as the men in blue sprint away to defend 168. Jos Buttler and Alex Hales are out in the middle and it will be Bhuvneshwar Kumar who will operate with the new ball with Buttler on strike.  

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Hardik blitz powers India to 168/6 - What a blitz this has been from Hardik Pandya and the all-rounder has delivered the goods with the bat in a crunch semifinal. Hardik smashes a brilliant 63-ball 33 and his knock was studded with five huge sixes and four boundaries at a strike rate of 190.91 and that’s just brutal batting. He got out hit-wicket and although the ball went to the boundary, India would have liked to cross the 170-run mark. It was Kohli and Hardik who kept the Indian innings together as England faltered once Hardik got his eye in as the last five overs yielded 68 runs with Hardik reaching his half-century and putting India in a position of strength. India has got a total and wickets upfront will be the key as the men in blue aim to fly to Melbourne and join Pakistan, who are waiting to play the final on Sunday. Job done with the bat and it’s now over to the Indian bowlers. 

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Kohli falls after half-century - Chris Jordan gets the prized scalp of Virat Kohli and Kohli departs for a well-made 40-ball 50 as he tried to guide a wide yorker to the third man boundary but Adil Rashid takes a fine catch at short third man. An excellent innings from Kohli comes to an end as he departs after smashing his fourth half-century of the tournament. Rishabh Pant joins Hardik and he will look to tee off from ball one as India needs boundaries to get to the 160-run mark.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: India aims big finish - Hardik Pandya smacks Sam Curran over the square for a maximum but India needs at least 160 on this wicket to make a match out of it. Kohli has been away from the strike but Hardik has warmed up nicely and will look to put the long handle to good use. The next three overs will be crucial for India and the duo will be targeting the short square boundaries to up the ante. The fifty-run partnership between Hardik and Kohli is up.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Hardik, Kohli hold key - The 100 is up for India and Kohli along with Hardik has kept the scorecard ticking and just two sixes have come so far in the Indian innings. Kohli is nearing yet another half-century and will look to bat through the innings but Hardik has to connect well and big as the time to switch gears has arrived. The run-rate is just above 6.5 runs per over and India will look to accelerate

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Rashid trumps over Surya - Adil Rashid muted the Adelaide Oval with the big wicket of Suryakumar Yadav and India in a spot of bother with Kohli at the other end. India’s best batsman in the tournament has been packed off as Surya jumps out to play the inside-out shot against the spin and fails to connect it cleanly as the ball flies to Phil Salt who is positioned at sweeper cover. Huge moment in the game as Hardik Pandya joins Kohli.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Jordan packs off Rohit - Excellent move from Jos Buttler as he gets Chris Jordan into the attack and the move pays dividends as Jordan gets the prized scalp of Rohit Sharma and breaks the 47-run stand. The partnership was just building and Rohit perished while trying to up the ante as he mistimed a full delivery and Sam Curran runs forward at wide long-on to pouch a safe catch by diving forward and that brings Suryakumar Yadav into the middle. Kohli and Surya hold the key for India.  

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Rohit switches gears - After a cautious start, Rohit Sharma decided to attack and he targetted Sam Curran to release the pressure with two back-to-back boundaries. A flick through the mid-wicket, getting his wrists into play and then skips down the track and brings out a brilliant pull shot through the mid-wicket region. The Indian skipper then welcomed Adil Rashid with a sweep over the square leg boundary. India finishes the PowerPlay in a decent fashion and most importantly haven’t lost any wicket after the fall of KL Rahul.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates:Kohli in the groove - Virat Kohli hits the first six of the Indian innings and what a shot that was. Woakes pitched it up and Kohli lifts it well over the extra cover region and the ball travelled the distance for a maximum. Rohit is biding his time and is waiting for an opportunity to attack but England has been good, posing questions with Woakes and Sam Curran introduced into the attack.

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Rahul falls early - Chris Woakes makes an early breakthrough and the in-form KL Rahul is gone! The extra bounce does the trick as Woakes hits the deck hard and the ball gets big on Rahul as he nicks it and Jos Buttler takes a regulation catch behind the stumps. Virat Kohli joins Rohit Sharma and the duo has a job in their hands. Early setback for India. England draws first blood. 

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Rahul, Rohit off the mark - KL Rahul is off the mark with a boundary and it’s the first time that England has conceded a boundary off the first ball in this tournament. The form of Rohit Sharma has been a concern for India and the India skipper is off the mark with a single. On a good batting surface, Rohit has the opportunity to make a valuable contribution and no better opportunity than a World Cup semifinal. 

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: We are done and dusted with the anthems and out walk the Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma in what is a cool evening, reckons Ravi Shastri on air. For England, it will be Ben Stokes who will start proceedings with the new ball with Rahul on strike. Here we go!  

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: India and England led by Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler make their way to the middle for the national anthems and the Adelaide Oval is decked up for a blockbuster classic. Plenty of support for India and England and the build-up has been nothing short of spectacular. It will be England’s anthem first followed by India’s. Rise and sing!

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Hardik Pandya talking to official broadcasters: “Very excited. Semifinal of a World Cup. Every ball will matter from here. Very excited. At the same time, trying to keep calm and follow the processes that got us here. A lot of people keep asking how do you find yourself calm in these situations. A lot of that comes from preparation. If you prepare well and tick all the boxes, if you’re confident about your skills, you will be calm. Sometimes I feel that we aren’t batting well or maybe they (SKY, Kohli) have been batting too well. Kohli has been doing this for years, I still think he (SKY) got his international opportunity two years late, God is really kind still and he has been fantastic for us.”

Ind vs Eng Semi-Final Live Updates: Right then India going into the semifinal clash with an unchanged XI which means Rishabh Pant has got a golden opportunity to stamp his authority. Couple of changes for England as Malan and Wood are injured and India will be happy that they won’t be facing the thunderbolts from Wood. Chris Jordan and Phil Salt are in the XI. The anthems coming up.

India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

England Playing XI: Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid

Rohit Sharma at toss: “We would have batted first anyway. We’ve played some good cricket, another opportunity for us to play the same way we have all tournament. Important to hold the nerve and take the game will the end. We’ve played these guys a fair bit in recent years and know what strengths-weaknesses they have. Important to exploit that. Important to stay calm and do what we want to do. It (injury) was a scare but I’m fine now. The kind of talent we have, it was a tough one to pick the playing XI. Same team for us.”

Jos Buttler at toss: “We’re gonna bowl first. There is going to be a great atmosphere here. Dimensions are different, we will have to adapt. We have two changes - Malan and Wood are out with injuries - Salt and Jordan come in. Looks a good wicket. Hope it stays well the whole game.”

IND VS ENG HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD IN T20IS | Matches played: 22 | India won: 12 | England won: 10

Pitch Report by Pommie Mbangwa and Shane Watson: “Looks a good track and there could be some swing upfront. We’re bang centre today and Adelaide Oval is known for long-straight boundaries. And short square boundaries. Looks to be an absolute belter. There is a cover of grass that should help the surface to hold together and the best part is that it’s a rock-hard surface. The average score here has been 157 but this looks a high-scoring track.” 

Ind vs Eng T20 WC Semifinal Live Updates: Team India has arrived at the Adelaide Oval and this is going to be a very crucial encounter, given the fact that both teams will be playing for a place in the final.

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IND vs ENG LIVE streaming info, T20 World Cup semifinal: When and where to watch ENG vs IND match today?

When will India vs England T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal be played?

The England vs India semifinal of T20 World Cup 2022 match will be played on November 10, 2022, Thursday.

What time will England vs India semifinal match of the T20 World Cup 2022 start? 

The India vs England T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal match will start at 1:30 PM IST. 

What time does the toss between India vs England semifinal of T20 World Cup 2022 take place?

The toss of the India vs England T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal will take place at 1:00 PM IST.

Where will England vs India semifinal match of T20 World Cup 2022 be played? 

The England vs India T20 World Cup semifinal match will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

Which TV channel will telecast India vs England semifinal match of T20 World Cup 2022?

Star Sports Network will telecast the India vs England T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal match in India.

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Disney+ Hotstar will live stream the England vs India T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal match.


India Squad: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Deepak Hooda

England Squad: Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Tymal Mills, Philip Salt

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