Welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of India vs England T20 World Cup 2022 semifinal from Adelaide today.
[The Ireland game] feels a long time ago. The character we’ve shown to get through the tournament since then, and put in our best performance today, has been amazing. We came here excited, it was a really good feeling when we came in. A group effort from 1 to 11. We always want to start as fast as we can and aggressive. Adil Rashid was down at No. 11 today, and that gives us the freedom to come out aggressive, that depth. Hales was tough to bowl at today, he used the dimensions of the ground, and we complement each other perfectly. He was a brilliant partner today. Special praise to Chris Jordan for coming in today, not having played so far, and he ran into Hardik playing fantastically at the death, but I thought he handed that really well.”
It’s pretty disappointing how we turned up today. I thought we still batted pretty well at the back end to get to that score, but we were not good enough with the ball. It was definitely not a wicket where a team can come and chase it down in 16 overs. With the ball we didn’t turn up today. When it comes to knockout stages, it’s all about handling the pressure. Depends on the individual as well. You can’t teach anyone to handle pressure. When these guys play the playoffs in the IPL and all that, those are high-pressure games, and they’re able to handle it. The way we started with the ball was not ideal. We were a little nervy, but you have to give credit to the openers as well. They played really well. When Bhuvi bowled the first over it swung today, but not from the right areas. We wanted to keep it tight, not give room, because square of the wicket was an area we were aware of - that’s where the runs came today. If we keep it tight and the batsman still score runs, we’ll take it. But we didn’t do that today. In the game against Bangladesh it was tricky as well, but I thought we held our nerve that day, executed well.
A huge occasion, really happy with the way I played. I think this is one of the best grounds to bat in in the world. Great value to hit your shots with the short square boundaries, and a ground I have good memories at. I never thought I’d play in a World Cup again, and to get a chance is a special feeling. It’s a country I love playing in. Jos was unbelievable out there.”
Buttler and Hales record the highest-opening stand in T20 World Cups. Slower-ball and Hales slams the ball through point for FOUR. Length from Shami and Buttler pumps the ball over long-off for SIX! England beats India by 10 wickets to reach the final!
Axar skims through a two-run over. England just a few moments away now.
Shami gives room and Buttler lofts the ball over cover for FOUR. England in some hurry now. In the slot and Buttler blasts it down the ground for SIX. Buttler miscues a hit but Suryakumar parries a ball and sends it for FOUR down the ground.
Hardik drags the ball towards Hales who lofts the ball over mid-on for three runs. Slower-bouncer and Buttler laps the ball over the keeper for FOUR. Short ball and Buttler wallops the ball over deep mid-wicket for SIX and it’s FIFY for Jos Buttler!
Ashwin is back. Buttler and Hales pick up a couple of singles. Another massive SIX from Hales as he sweeps the ball with the spin over square-leg. Wide from Ashwin and Hales creams the ball through point for FOUR.
Short from Hardik and Hales pulls the ball for a cracking SIX over mid-wicket. 100 up for England and Hales follows up with a single. India has been completely deflated by the attack from the openers. This is England’s highest opening partnership in T20 World Cups.
Arshdeep Singh is back. Short ball, Hales moves away and launches the ball over cover for FOUR. Arshdeep comes around the wicket and Hales flicks the ball to square-leg for a single. A couple of dots as Arshdeep tucks the ball into Buttler. Seven runs from the over.
Hardik replaces Ashwin. Short ball and Hales pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a single. Buttler laps a length ball and Shami who collects the ball from fine leg overthrows the ball towards third-man and England has FOUR! Shoddy stuff from India. Seven from the over.
Axar continues. Short and Hales pumps the ball over deep mid-wicket for SIX! Two runs from the next three deliveries as India continues to search for breakthroughs. Hales pushes the ball down to long-on for one run.
Ashwin into the attack. Hales guides the first ball down to long-on for a single. Ashwin works the ball towards the pads, keeping the ball away from Buttler’s arc. Ashwin floats the ball in and Hales brings out another sweep shot for SIX! England is running away with this chase.
Hales attempts to make room to cut but Axar skids the ball onto Pant. Length from Axar and Hales unleashes a sweep for SIX. A single to follow. Axar cramps up Buttler and nearly gets him to pull the ball to mid-wicket. Hardik, meanwhile, tries to motor the fans behind the side. Short once again and Buttler blasts the ball through deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
Mohammad Shami replaces Bhuvneshwar. Shami starts with a sharp delivery onto the middle-stump. In the slot and Hales smokes the ball down the ground for SIX. Shami goes shorter and attacks the stumps. Dot ball. Shami goes short to hit Hales high on the pad. Length from Shami and Hales gets a thick outside-edge for FOUR.
Axar Patel into the attack. Short and wide from Axar and Buttler lofts the ball over extra cover for FOUR. Short ball and Buttler chips the ball just over Hardik at cover. Axar follows up with a straighter ball to Hales. Eight runs from the over.
Beaten. Bhuvneshwar lures Hales into a cut and skids the ball past the outside-edge. Hales pushes the ball through cover for a single. A couple of singles to follow as Bhuvneshwar mixes up his lengths and pace. Knuckle ball from Bhuvneshwar and Hales smacks the ball over extra cover for SIX.
Arshdeep Singh from the opposite end. Arshdeep swings the ball in and gets a faint outside-edge from Hales through point for a single. Arshdeep sprays the ball outside the off-stump and Buttler opens the face of the bat besides the first-slip for FOUR. A wide to follow. Inswing and Buttler guides it straight to square-leg. Low full-toss and Buttler guides it straight to Kohli at mid-off. Buttler gets off strike with a quick single. A single from Hales as he slices the ball down to deep point.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar takes the new ball. Buttler on strike.
Bhuvneshwar starts with a wide outside the off-stump. Pant comes up to the stumps. A hint of room and Buttler drives the ball through cover for FOUR. A cracking in-swinger from Bhuvneshwar and Buttler is cramped to the crease. Room again and Buttler eases into another drive for FOUR. Bhuvneshwar goes fuller and invites Buttler into a drive and beats the blade. Close! Straighter delivery outside the off-stump and the ball whizzes past the outside-edge. Bhuvneshwar strays to the pads and Buttler flicks it through mid-wicket for another FOUR.
Jos Buttler and Alex Hales walk out for England.
Full toss from Jordan and Pant pushes the ball down to deep cover for a single. Wide yorker and Hardik lifts the ball to deep cover for only a single. Wide yorker and Pant fails to put bat on ball. Hardik urges him to cross over and Jordan flicks the bails at the non-striker’s end. Ashwin in at 7. In the slot and Hardik thumps the ball over long-on for SIX! Full toss and Hardik blasts it through mid-wicket for FOUR. Jordan to Hardik, OUT! Hardik flicks the ball for four but is hit-wicket off the last ball!
Rishabh Pant run out (†Buttler/Jordan) 6 (4b 1x4); Hardik Pandya hit wicket b Jordan 63 (33b 4x4 5x6)
Slower-ball on length and Hardik punches the ball through cover for a single. Short ball outside the off-stump and Pant swipes across the line and gets the ball over point for FOUR. A yorker from Curran and Pant only manages a single. Wide yorker and Hardik needles the ball past point for FOUR. Length from Curran and Hardik whacks it over wide long-on for SIX! Curran slides the ball in and Hardik hammers the ball across the line and a misfield from Stokes concedes FOUR more! FIFTY for Hardik Pandya in 29 balls.
Short ball outside the off-stump and Hardik wallops the ball over deep mid-wicket for SIX. Jordan strays to the pads and Hardik unleashes a cracking flick for SIX over deep square-leg. Quick bouncer angling across the line and Hardik fails to connect. Jordan hits the blockhole and Hardik gets a single. Kohli pushes the ball through cover for two runs. FOURTH fifty of the tournament for Kohli. Jordan to Kohli, OUT! Kohli slices a wide yorker straight to short-third man. Rishabh Pant in at 6.
Virat Kohli c Rashid b Jordan 50 (40b 4x4 1x6)
A hint of width on length and Hardik pummels it over cover for SIX. Short and Hardik pulls the ball to deep mid-wicket for two runs. Dot ball as Hardik pushes the ball to cover. Wide yorker and Hardik slaps the ball down the ground for two runs. Curran sends in a fine bumper and Hardik fails to put bat on ball. Hardik drags the last ball for a single.
Jordan is back. He starts with a wide to Hardik. Hardik drags the next ball to deep square-leg for a single. Boom! A cracking yorker from Jordan floors Kohli. England reviews as they suspect an lbw. Bat first on replay, but it seems to be sliding down leg. UMPIRE’s CALL on wickets rescue Kohli. Jordan overpitch and Kohli creams the ball through cover for FOUR. A single to follow. Hardik flat-bats a bouncer and reels in two runs.
Livingstone rolls one in and Hardik wallops the ball down the ground for FOUR. Hardik drags the ball down to deep cover for a single. Another full delivery and Hardik fails to tonk the ball over long-on, a single. Kohli creams the last ball past extra cover for a sumptuous FOUR. Kohli completes 4000 runs in T20Is.
Woakes is back. Kohli flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single. India desperate for big runs. Slower ball outside the off-stump and Kohli gets a bottom-edge to trickle past the short-third man fielder for FOUR. A slew of singles to follow.
Kohli slashes the first ball from Livingstone down to deep cover for a single. Hardik gets two streaky outside-edges towards backward point and short-third. Cracking over from Livingstone, just the three runs from it.
Rashid floats the ball into Kohli and finds a leading-edge for a single. Rashid to Suryakumar, OUT! IN THE AIR and Suryakumar holes out to deep point. A cracking slower leg-break and Suryakumar steps out to loft the ball straight to the fielder. Massive moment in the game as Hardik Pandya walks out. He is off the mark with a single.
Suryakumar Yadav c Salt b Rashid 14 (10b 1x4 1x6)
Stokes is back. Slower-ball outside the off-stump and Suryakumar swings and misses. SKY flicks the next ball though square-leg for a single. Things are pretty sedate for India as Kohli gets another single. Change of pace from Stokes and Suryakumar pushes the ball towards mid-off. Quick bouncer and Suryakumar swivels to hook the ball over the keeper for SIX. Full from Stokes and Suryakumar crunches the ball over extra cover for FOUR.
Rashid finds the outside-edge off Suryakumar Yadav and luckily the ball dips to the ground. Rashid floats one in and Suryakumar sweeps the ball for a single. Kohli lofts the ball down to long-off for two runs. Full toss and Kohli slaps it down to long-on for a single. Kohli is livid for missing out on a gift from the bowler.
Chris Jordan replaces Livingstone. A single for Kohli first ball. Full from Jordan and Rohit carves it over extra cover for FOUR. Jordan follows up with a straight delivery and Rohit pushes it back to the bowler. Rohit makes room to attack and nearly lobs the ball back to Jordan on the full. Jordan to Rohit, OUT! Rohit holes out to mid-wicket. A nothing short from the Indian captain as he heaves across the line as the ball hits high on his blade. Fine catch from Curran. Suryakumar in at 4. He is off the mark straightaway with a single.
Rohit Sharma c Curran b Jordan 27 (28b 4x4)
Full from Rashid and Kohli drags it down to long-on for a single. Rashid slides the ball in and Rohit is watchful as he opens the face of the bat to point. Rohit attempts to swing across the line but gets a thick outside-edge down to short-third. Rohit seems to be caught in a tangle at the moment. Kohli leans forward and tucks a ball to square-leg for a single. Short ball and Rohit drags the ball across the line for a single. FIFY up for India.
Liam Livingstone replaces Curran. Rohit drives the ball through cover for a single. Livingstone goes full and Kohli pumps the ball over the bowler for FOUR. Width on offer and Kohli cover drives to find two runs. Kohli works the ball across the line to mid-wicket for a single.
Adil Rashid into the attack. Rashid tosses one up and Rohit unleashes the slog-sweep for FOUR. Rohit attempts to sweep once again but Curran denies a boundary at square-leg. Short from Rashid and Rohit punches the ball straight to the cover fielder. Rohit follows up with a single to long-off. Kohli gets a single down to long-off. Short again from Rashid and Rohit nearly chips the ball back to the bowler.
Kohli gets a single first ball. Fuller delivery and Rohit flicks the ball over mid-wicket for FOUR. Short from Curran and Rohit charges down the track and slams the ball over mid-wicket for another FOUR. IN THE AIR and close to the backward-point fielder! Rohit creams a wide delivery from Curran and a one-handed stop from Brook denies the Indian skipper a boundary. Curran slides the ball into Kohli’s front pad but it is seemingly sliding down leg.
A hint of room and Kohli smokes the ball over cover for SIX! What a shot. Picks up the length quickly and swings his arms through the arc to tonk the ball way into the stands. Kohli pulls the next ball for a single. Incoming delivery and Rohit manoeuvers the ball towards mid-wicket for one run. Straighter delivery from Woakes and Kohli blocks it back to the pitch. Woakes strays a bit too much down the on-side and concedes a wide. A single through mid-wicket for Kohli. Rohit attempts to flick a ball on one knee but gets a toe-edge from the bat.
Sam Curran replaces Stokes. BEATEN! Curran shapes his first ball past Kohli’s outside-edge. EDGED and nearly! A good bumper from Curran and Kohli nearly lobs it straight to first slip. Curran slides the ball in and Kohli dabs it to cover and gets off strike with a single. Length from Curran and Rohit punches the ball to cover. Curran cramps up Rohit who nudges the ball towards cover yet again. Just the one run from the over.
Chris Woakes from the opposite end. Woakes starts with a probing incoming delivery to Rohit who works it to mid-on. Woakes strays to the pads and Rohit flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and finds two runs. Similar line and Rohit flicks the ball to deep square-leg for another single. Woakes to Rahul, OUT! Edged straight to Jos Buttler. A good rising delivery outside the off-stump and Rahul has a gentle waft at it. Woakes clips the outside-edge and Buttler does the rest. Early blow for India as Virat Kohli walks in at 3. Full from Woakes and Kohli punches the ball to mid-on for a single.
KL Rahul c †Buttler b Woakes 5 (5b 1x4)
KL Rahul takes strike. Ben Stokes up with the new ball.
Width on offer and Rahul slashes the ball past backward point first ball for FOUR. A hint of shape and Rahul dabs the ball to deep point for a single. Stokes goes full and Rohit attempts to drive away from his body but misses. Rohit is off the mark with a single to cover. Excellent line from Stokes as he needles one through the fine channel outside the off-stump. Rahul prods but leaves the ball on length. A dot to finish as Rahul punches the ball to cover.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul walk out for India. Jos Buttler’s red brigade takes the field.
India and England players walk out for the national anthems.
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 (laughs). He (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.
India 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 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
TOSS: England wins toss, opts to bowl
Jos Buttler: We’re gonna bowl first. There is going to be a great atmosphere here. Dimensions at 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.
Rohit Sharma: 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. Same team for us
Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler walk out for the all-important Toss.
“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,” - Pommie Mbangwa and Shane Watson.
Mark Wood is warming up with the rest of his teammates. Well, we’ll wait to see if the fiery seamer is ready to make the playing XI today.
Can Virat Kohli continue his enviable record in T20 World Cup knockouts at the Adelaide Oval - a ground where he has racked up 907 runs from just 14 innings with five centuries and three fifties?
And the Indians have entered the Adelaide Oval. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya have walked out with their bats for a hit.
No team has ever won a men’s T20I at Adelaide Oval after winning toss!
- Virat Kohli needs 42 runs to become first man to hit 4000 T20I runs.
- Rohit Sharma needs four sixes to complete 500 international sixes.
- KL Rahul needs one six to complete 100 T20I sixes.
England PXI: Alex Hales, Jos Buttler (c&wk), Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Phil Salt, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood/David Willey
India PXI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant/Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Moeen Ali
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Hardik Pandya, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Arshdeep Singh, R Ashwin
Team Composition: IND 7:4 ENG Credits Left: 7.0
Matches played: 3
India won: 2
England won: 1
- India won by 90 runs (Colombo; September 2012)
- England won by three runs (Lord’s; June 2009)
- India won by 18 runs (Durban; September 2007)
Bright sunshine dappling on the grass, a cathedral lending a solemn air, ducks preferring the slow-life on River Torrens that skirts around the Adelaide Oval and out in the middle, the roller was pressing the turf. This was the calm before the storm as the venue geared up for Thursday’s ICC Twenty20 World Cup semifinal.
India and England throw up historical threads harking back to the Empire-colony duopoly, spice trade, tea and the plunder of the Kohinoor. And the cricketing backstory is equally riveting. Be it the triumph over the host in the 1983 World Cup semifinal in England, Graham Gooch sweeping India away in the 1987 World Cup semifinal at Mumbai, Bombay then; or Yuvraj Singh launching Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over during the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, this is a rivalry that had its moments in white-ball cricket.
Another chapter will be added when Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler step out for the toss. A semifinal will usher in extreme pressure as knockouts always unleash a thousand butterflies in queasy stomachs. India has the momentum, riding on batting supremacy and largely effective bowlers while England bats deep and has the pacers to test the best.
Chahal for Ashwin?
At Wednesday’s pre-match nets, while former England captain, doughty opener and acclaimed sports writer Michael Atherton watched, Virat Kohli flexed his bat and unleashed a few shots. In another corner reserve-player Shardul Thakur employed the slog-sweep against R. Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal. The management was factoring in the venue’s short-square boundaries and letting the spinners get a feel of what may be in store. A few fans walked in, a conch was blown, and the India vibe was in vogue.
Whether leg-spinner Chahal will get a game is yet to be known while there is also the option of stretching the batting at the expense of Axar Patel. It is also an indication of how far Suryakumar Yadav has progressed that no press conference gets a sense of closure until one of the correspondents raises a question about his fearless batting.
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Meanwhile, England has its share of selection headaches as Dawid Malan looks doubtful following an injury, and Mark Wood has a niggle. The batting hasn’t fired in unison, and even Ben Stokes found his runs only in the last game involving Sri Lanka. However, it is creditable that England overcame the shock loss to Ireland and ploughed on to reach the last-four stage. Left-arm seamer and all-rounder Sam Curran and Buttler, if he gets a start like Bangladesh’s Litton Das did, can affect the best-laid plans of the Men in Blue.
The weather could play a role as briefly some clouds rolled in while Rohit’s men did their fielding drills. But overall there is a feel of a summer that demands wide-brimmed hats and out on the field, the rivals will try to grab their share of the sun and sparkle their way into Sunday’s climax at Melbourne.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), K.L. Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, R. Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh.
England: Jos Buttler (captain), Alex Hales, Harry Brook, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Tymal Mills, Mark Wood, David Willey, Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan.
Match officials: Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Paul Reiffel; TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney; Match referee: David Boon.
Match starts at 1.30 p.m. IST.
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.
India has the momentum, riding on batting supremacy and largely effective bowlers while England bats deep and has the pacers to test the best