T20 World Cup 2021: India beat England by 7 wickets in warm-up match with Shami, KL Rahul and Kishan’s scintillating performances]
Chasing 189, India got off to a good start as Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul hit boundaries to take India to 73/0 after 7 overs. Rahul scored 50 runs in 23 balls but in the very next ball, Mark Wood was dismissed. However, Kishan continued his fun as he completed his 50 runs to put the Indian on his way to victory.
To give Suryakumar Yadav some time in between, he decided to retire after scoring 70 off 46. Captain Virat Kohli could only score 12 runs.
Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten on 29 as he put India in line for 7 wickets. Win with 6 balls remaining. Courtesy of scintillating innings from Jos Buttler (18) and Jason Roy (17), England ran for 51/2 by the end of the powerplay.
However, both of them were dismissed by India’s fast bowler Mohammed Shami. However, the double blow did not affect the world number one player. However, a googly by Rahul Chahar for 18 undone them. Once again, the fall of wickets didn’t matter as Liam Livingstone (30) and Bairstow put on a 52-run stand for the fourth wicket before the former came clean with one. Yorkers reached 130/4 after 15 overs.
In the end, courtesy a late flourish from Moeen Ali (43* off 20 balls), England posted 188/5 in 20 overs. India captain Virat Kohli elected to field after winning the toss against Jos Buttler-led England on Monday. He also revealed that he will bat at No 3 while KL Rahul will open, adding that it is “hard to see behind him”.