England hammered India by 10 wickets in the second semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. In a completely ruthless display, England bowled first after winning the toss and held India to 168/6. The openers then featured in a record 170-run unbeaten stand for the first wicket as England raced home in 16 overs and booked their place in the final, where they will meet Pakistan in Melbourne on Sunday, November 13. For now, though, here are the player ratings for India vs England second semi-final.
Alex Hales (9.5/10): What a terrific comeback it has been for the Englishman, who would not even have been in the squad if Jonny Bairstow did not get injured. Played a sensational knock to stun India and bat them out of the game. Slammed seven sixes and four fours in his unbeaten 86 off 47 balls, which left the Men in Blue in tears.
Jos Buttler (9/10): Was the perfect foil to Alex Hales. Won the battle with Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the start of the innings. Played second fiddle when his opening partner went berserk. Ended the game with a bang and returned unbeaten on 80 off 49 balls, slashing nine fours and three sixes.
Adil Rashid (8/10): Stifled the strong Indian batting line-up. Significantly, got the game-defining wicket of Suryakumar Yadav for 14. Conceded only 20 runs in his four overs.
Chris Jordan (7.5/10): Came in for the injured Mark Wood and did a great job. Went for 43 runs in his four overs but also picked up three wickets. Got the massive scalps of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, just when it looked both of them were about to open up.
Chris Woakes (6/10): Got the wicket of KL Rahul with a good delivery to get England off to a great start. Ended with figures of 1 for 24 from three overs.
Ben Stokes (5/10): Bowled two overs for 18. Went wicketless. Was not needed with the bat.
Liam Livingstone (5/10): Bowled three overs for 21 without picking up a wicket. Did not have to bat.
Sam Curran (3/10): Had an off day. Was taken apart by Hardik Pandya. Went for 42 in four overs without claiming a wicket.
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Hardik Pandya (8.5/10): Played an exceptional knock with the bat. Lifted India after they lost their way in the first innings. Struck five sixes and four fours in his brilliant knock to give the Indian innings much-needed direction.
Virat Kohli (7/10): Struck his fourth half-century of the T20 World Cup. Anchored the innings once again and looked good for a lot more when he was dismissed for exactly 50. Deserved to play the final, but wasn’t to be.
Rohit Sharma (5/10): Scored 27, but at less than a run-a-ball. Was dismissed just when he needed to carry on.
Arshdeep Singh (5/10): Bowled two overs for 15. Could not pick up a wicket.
Rishabh Pant (5/10): Sacrificed his wicket for Hardik Pandya, having made 6.
Suryakumar Yadav (4/10): Had a rare failure. Unfortunately for India, it came in the semis. His 14 off 10 was a massive blow for India.
Axar Patel (4/10): Bowled four overs for 30. Was wicketless. Made no impact.
Ravichandran Ashwin (2/10): Bowled two wicketless overs for 27.
Mohammed Shami (2/10): Went for 39 runs in his three overs.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1.5/10): Got India off to a bad start with the ball. Conceded 25 runs in two overs.
KL Rahul (1/10): Played a poor shot to get out for 5. Set the tone of the match for India.