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T20 World Cup: India’s heroics in first warm up match

T20 World Cup: India's heroics in first warm up match

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is underway as the Round 1, Group Stage, kick-started on 17th October, alongside the warm-up matches going on as scheduled by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Schedule 2, including the 8 teams named among Super 12, begun today as the matches underwent as South Africa vs Afghanistan, Pakistan vs West Indies, Australia vs New Zealand, and India vs England.

India, a mix of senior and junior players, indeed portrayed heroics in their opening warm-up match against England. One can term Ind vs Eng as the most thrilling and nail-biting encounter of the day.

Among all four matches, it remained the top-notched with classic scores on the board. For a moment, it looked impossible for India to chase when their bowlers were crushed under the heroics of the English batters approaching 188 losing five men only.

Mohammad Shami was the sole dominant one among the stretched bowling line-up as he grasped a three-wicket haul following Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar’s one wicket for each conceding 26 and 43 runs respectively.

Notably, Johnny Bairstow’s 49 off 36, Moeen Ali’s 43* off 20, and Liam Livingstone’s 30 off 20 played an ironic part in totaling the massive score on the screen.

Whilst chasing, India overpowered England with the assistance of Ishan Kishan’s puffs who added 70 off 46. KL Rahul contributed with 51 off 24 whereas, Rishabh Pant added 29* off 14. Pant coiled up the game with a six to Chris Jordan on a no-ball winning the game by 7 wickets for India.

Ind vs Eng Warm-up match Highlights:

Now, in the next and last warm-up matches, India will be in action against Australia whereas, the English team will meet New Zealand on 20th October. Also, Pakistan will meet South Africa, whereas, the West Indies will rival Afghanistan on the same date.

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