Alex Hales and Jos Buttler were top-notch against India in today’s semifinal at Adelaide.
The total posted by India proved to be an easy one for the English as they made it without losing a single wicket.
England finished with 170/0 and this is now the highest partnership in an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
This partnership also surpassed Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan’s 152 which was also against India in last year’s T20 World Cup.
Earlier in the tournament, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw had surpassed Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara’s 166 when playing against Bangladesh by 2 runs.
However, this stay lasted for only two weeks as England now rules the roost.
Skipper Jos Buttler was extremely pleased with his team’s performance and talked about his team’s approach in the second innings.
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.
Adding further, Buttler says,
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.
In the list of English partnerships, Hales and Buttler now stand second with Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan’s 182 against New Zealand at Napier in 2019 is still the first.
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