England beat India convincingly by 10 wickets. The opening duo of Butler and Hales destroyed the Indian bowling line up and did not give a single chance to retaliate. Both took the responsibility and exposed the bowling unit of Men in Blue. They scored 169 not out partnership. This partnership made a new standard for international cricket.
England partnership against India in semis
Hales finished the game with 86* from 47 balls, while Buttler finished with 80* from 49 balls. Records fell during the combined 170/0 as well.
The partnership between the two England players surpassed the previous record-setting opening stand in a Men’s T20 World Cup, which was 152 between Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam against India in 2021.
The English duo’s record increased thanks to the winning runs. Their combined 170 is now the biggest wicket-sharing partnership in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history.
The batting lineup strength of England, along with his opening partner’s aggressive style, according to England captain Buttler, gave him a lot of confidence in the middle.
His statements, ” We always want to start as fast as we can and aggressive. Adil Rashid was down at No. 11 today, and that gives us the freedom to come out aggressive, that depth. Hales was tough to bowl at today, he used the dimensions of the ground, and we complement each other perfectly. He was a brilliant partner today. “
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