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Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya fifties led India to score 168 runs in the first inning against England in Semi-Final

The fight for the T20 World Cup Final spot is currently going on between India and England. The match at Adelaide Oval witnessed India bat first against the Englishmen. KL Rahul once again walked off cheaply in the utmost important clash. Skipper Rohit Sharma managed some neat fours, ultimately scoring 27 off 28. However, Virat Kohli, the man of the moment for India refused to slow down in the face of adversity.

Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya Lead The Batting Charge Against England In T20 WC Semi-Final

Virat Kohli put on a show of amazing game awareness as he anchored the Indian innings against England’s bowling attack. Playing at his favorite venue, Kohli scored 50 off 40, and ultimately became the first-ever batter to score 4000 runs in T20Is. Kohli’s knock was laced with 4 fours and an eye-catching sixer. His knock set the foundation for India’s batting attack.

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Suryakumar Yadav coming from a string of blazing performances failed to transform this one into an impactful knock. Scoring a six at the back of the stumps followed by a four, Yadav fell prey to a shot gone rogue at Chris Jordan’s attack. Next came in, Hardik Pandya, and the face of India’s batting attack changed as Pandya and Kohli set the perfect partnership.

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Pandya scored a terrific half-century with a strike rate of 190.91. Pandya’s knock of 63 off 33 provided the much-needed acceleration to the first innings. Hardik Pandya bashed the English bowlers left and right in the death overs. Ultimately, Pandya’s and Kohli’s half-centurion knocks helped set a fighting total of 168 on the board. Meanwhile, the chase is on at the Adelaide Oval.

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Ayushi Singh
Ayushi Singhhttp://thesportslite.com
Ayushi is a Journalism and Mass Communication undergraduate. An avid sports enthusiast, with an inclination towards Cricket. Likes to be well informed, as she likes to be well read. Will be found indulging in a book if not in India's 2011 WC win highlights.
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