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India thrash England by 68 runs to make T20 World Cup final

The Men in Blue avenged the defeat against the Three Lions in the 2022 edition and will meet South Africa in the final in Bridgetown on June 29.

India’s Jasprit Bumrah celebrates the wicket of England batter Phil Salt during the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 semi-final match at Providence Stadium in Georgetown, Guyana, on June 27, 2024. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

By: India Weekly

INDIA hammered defending champions England by 68 runs in Guyana on Thursday (27) to set up a T20 World Cup final showdown against South Africa.

England, who beat India by 10 wickets in the 2022 semi-finals, collapsed to 103 all out chasing 172 for victory, with spinners Kuldeep Yadav (3-19) and Axar Patel (3-23) sharing six wickets between them.

Earlier, India posted 171-7 in a rain-interrupted innings after losing the toss with captain Rohit Sharma making 57 — his third fifty of the tournament — and Suryakumar Yadav 47.

Read: South Africa end Afghan fairy tale in T20 World Cup; make first ever final

South Africa overwhelmed Afghanistan by nine wickets in the first semi-final on Wednesday to book their place in Saturday’s final in Barbados.

Both India and South Africa have yet to lose a match at this tournament.

Read: Former England captain Collingwood can’t see India losing T20 WC semis

India will be bidding for their first major title since winning the 2013 Champions Trophy, having lost on home soil to Australia in last year’s 50-over World Cup final.

(AFP)

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