Earlier, Hardik Pandya, playing the role of a finisher, scored 63 runs in 33 balls to take India to 168 for 6 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.
KL Rahul spoils the game again
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 fell 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.
Virat Kohli and Hardik’s half-centuries
Had Hardik not hit Jordan and Sam Curran for sixes, India would not have scored 150 runs. Despite scoring a half-century, Kohli could not score runs fast. For England, Adil Rashid took one wicket for 20 runs in four overs. Rohit struggled from the other end but Kohli made some spectacular strokes which included a six over extra cover to Woakes. At the same time, Rohit hit two fours to Karan at midwicket and hit Jordan for a four in extra cover but could not do anything other than that. Pandya changed the map of the Indian innings by batting brilliantly in the last over.