ENGLAND destroyed India to reach the T20 World Cup final as Alex Hales and Jos Buttler inspired them to a 10-WICKET win in Adelaide.
India set England a reachable target of 168 as a slow start hampered their innings.
Hales put on a masterclass in T20 batting to send England to the final
Captain Buttler also produced a superb performance to guide England to victory
England reduced India to 168 before pummeling them with the bat
It was a breathtaking partnership from Buttler and Hales
An inspired 63 off 33 balls from Hardik Pandya boosted India’s hopes in the final overs.
But England remained confident they could chase down the target.
And they did just that with a RECORD partnership.
Hales struck a breathtaking 86 and he was backed up by a wonderful 80 from captain Buttler as England’s openers strolled to the final in Melbourne.
It is England’s biggest ever one-wicket stand in a T20 international – and it could not have come at a better time.
They will now face Pakistan in the final on Sunday after they beat New Zealand in the other semi-final clash.
More to follow.