The Indian team suffered a humiliating defeat in the semi-final match of the T20 World Cup. Batting first after losing the toss, the Indian team scored 168 runs against England. England had to score 169 runs to win. England achieved this target without losing any wicket. For England, both the openers Alex Hales and Jos Buttler, playing their innings, got the team to victory in 17 overs. The performance of Indian bowlers was very poor. Not a single Indian bowler could trouble the England batsmen. After England’s one-sided victory, the second finalist of the T20 World Cup has been decided. The final match of T20 World Cup 2022 will be played between England and Pakistan on 13 October.
Let us tell you that Pakistan team has already entered the semi-finals after defeating New Zealand. Team India once again failed to break the stigma of losing in the knockout. Since 2013, the Indian team has not crossed the hurdle of the last two stages. They were defeated in the final of the 2014 T20 World Cup and in the semi-finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup. Great performance from England in the high pressure match. Jos Buttler scored an unbeaten 80. It had 9 fours and 3 sixes. At the same time, Alex Hales played an innings of 86 runs which included 4 fours and 7 sixes. Earlier, Hardik Pandya played the role of a finisher, scoring 63 runs in 33 balls to take India to 168 for six in the T20 World Cup semi-final against England.
Virat Kohli also scored 50 runs in 40 balls but the highlight of the Indian innings was Pandya who took the team to a respectable score. After the performance of the first ten overs, this score seemed impossible. India scored 58 runs in the last four overs which included four fours and five sixes from Pandya. The Indian team had a poor start and KL Rahul (five) once again failed in the big match. Chris Woakes exposed his weakness against the extra bounce in the second over. If India were left behind by 20 runs, then captain Rohit Sharma is responsible for this, who scored 27 runs in 28 balls. Only 62 runs were scored in the first ten overs. Not getting runs in 42 dot balls i.e. seven overs in the semi-finals proves how much pressure the team was under.