Rohit Sharma Leads India to T20 World Cup Final with Semifinal Win Over England

Rohit Sharma leads India to a convincing win over England in the T20 World Cup semifinal, securing a spot in the final against South Africa

In the IND vs ENG 2nd semi-final match of the T20 World Cup 2024, India defeated the England team with 68 runs. India had the answers, even if the ground was difficult and there was constant rain. Rohit Sharma’s team proved unbeatable as they advanced to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final.

In the IND vs ENG semifinal on Thursday, India might overcome England. Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav put on a batting masterclass before the spinners took over and scuttled England’s pursuit. 

Rohit Sharma (57, 39b, 6×4, 2×6) and Suryakumar Yadav (47, 36b, 4×4, 2×6) cleared the way for India’s victory on a challenging pitch, pushing them to 171 for seven. This was far above par, considering that batters with little bounce were put to the test by the sticky Guyana National Stadium surface.

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T20 World Cup 2024: IND vs ENG Semi-final Match Highlights

T20 World Cup 2024: IND vs Eng Semi-Final Match Highlights
ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup Semi-Final Ind vs Eng Match Highlights (Image: IANS)

Rohit and Suryakumar needed a great deal of patience and talent to succeed. To lead India into safer seas, the pair put on a vital third-wicket stand of 73 runs.

Despite the challenging circumstances, there was an objective to assault. Suryakumar used his trademark paddle scoop to carry Chris Jordan wayward into the deep fine leg stands.

Rohit Sharma used his strategy, he first read the pace correctly, stayed low for a while, and then showed the Hitman form. When leg-spinner Adil Rashid came on the attack in the seventh over, the captain neutralized his threat. To scare the spinner, Rohit welcomed Rashid with a reverse sweep and then followed it up with a reverse sweep.

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India was moving forward until the rain came back, causing another delay. There was no need to lower the number of overs because there were 250 minutes in the bank to increase playing time.

Where Suryakumar and Rohit left off, so did they. Sam Curran, a left-arm seamer, gave up 19 runs in the 13th over. First blood went to Suryakumar with an inside-out scoop over point, and Rohit’s spectacular sweep gave him the second maximum.

In the next over, Rashid got the breakthrough by tricking Rohit with a googly shot that sneaked under the bat. Suryakumar was bowled by Jofra Archer with a slower ball, putting India on 124 for 4. Shivam Dube went for a duck. Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel delivered several effective hits to keep the scoreboard moving ahead.

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IND vs ENG: PowerPlay Game

IND vs ENG: PowerPlay Game
ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup Semi-Final Match Between India And England, Ind vs Eng Match Guyana (Image: IANS)

England lost three players in the PowerPlay and was behind early in the chase. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel got rid of the dangerous Jos Buttler by dipping the ball in from around the wicket. Phil Salt was caught by surprise by Jasprit Bumrah’s slower ball, while Axar also took a wicket when he hit Jonny Bairstow with a straight, flat skidder.

The Indian team was just one game away from winning the T20 World Cup 2024 when the quick finish arrived. On June 29th, India will face South Africa in the T20 World Cup final match. The IND vs SA match will take place at Kensington Oval Stadium in Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies.

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