England's Buttler and Hales were unstoppable. They took a staggering 63 runs off the powerplay. Their 50-stand came off 29 balls.

England’s Buttler and Hales were unstoppable. They took a staggering 63 runs off the powerplay. Their 50-stand came off 29 balls.

The pair crossed 100 in 10.1 overs. Buttler and Hales spared no bowler from punishment.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave away 25 runs in two overs. Mohammed Shami was taken for 39 in three overs. Ravichandran Ashwin gave away 27 in two overs.

Hales reached his half-century off 28 balls with four and five sixes.

Buttler got to the mark off 36 balls with seven fours and a six.

Overall, the duo hit 13 fours and 10 sixes to power England into the final and end India’s campaign.

It was the highest successful run-chase in the T20s at Adelaide. England beat its mark of 158 against Australia in 2011.

Hales was named player of the match, a remarkable comeback for the opener who was ousted from the England setup before the 2019 50-over World Cup for recreational drug abuse.

“I never thought I would play in a World Cup again, so to get the chance is a very special feeling in a country (Australia) that I love and spend a lot of time in,” Hales said. “Tonight is one of the best nights of my career.”

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