T20 World Cup 2021, India vs England Warm-Up Game Highlights: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul Help India Beat England By 7 Wickets
T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights, IND vs ENG Warm-Up Match: Fifties from Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul guided India to a 7-wicket win over England.
India beat England by 7 wickets in their first warm-up game of the T20 World Cup on Monday at ICC Cricket Academy Ground in Dubai. Chasing the target of 189 runs, KL Rahul (51) and Ishan Kishan (70) added 82 runs for the first wicket that set the tone for the Virat Kohli-led team. Kishan continued to bat aggressively till the end before he retired and Suryakumar Yadav came out to bat in place of him. Towards the end Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya played quickfire knocks to guide India to victory. It was a great performance from the Indians as they made light work of a big target. Earlier bowling first, Mohammed Shami scalped 3 wickets, but quickfire knocks from England's middle-order batsmen took Jos Buttler's side to an imposing total of 188 runs. Jonny Bairstow top scored with 49 runs while Moeen Ali stayed unbeaten on 43. (SCORECARD)
- 21:25 (IST)Good Stage For Kishan!Ishan Kishan is opening the batting along with KL Rahul in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Both the players had a great last match in IPL. Kishan needs to play a very special knock to get his place in the final XI when the main matches will start and Rohit Sharm will comeback.8 runs from the first over including a boundary from KL Rahul.India need 181 runs in 19 overs to win.
- 19:09 (IST)Virat Kohli Confirms He Will Not Open In T20 WC!Indian skipper Virat Kohli has confirmed that he will not open in the T20 World Cup and bat at No. 3 in the marquee tournament."We will bowl first. We have had success in the past. So we want to create that same energy. The IPL is right up there, but this is paramount. Adaptability, how plays where is what matters. We are pretty solid in how we are going to start in the first game. We will look to give game-time to most of them. Things were different before IPL, now it's difficult to look beyond KL Rahul. He's been solid up front. I will be batting at 3. That's the only thing I can say for now, said Virat Kohli at toss, as quoted by Cricbuzz.
- 19:00 (IST)Hello and Welcome!Hello and welcome to the live blog of the India and England warm-up match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The match will be played at ICC Cricket Academy Ground in Dubai. Both the teams will look to fine-tune their combination ahead of the start of Super 12 matches. England are coming into the tournament on the back of two consecutive T20I series win over Pakistan and Sri Lanka while the Indian team without their top players lost their last T20I series vs Sri Lanka earlier this year.The match will start at 7:30 PM IST while the toss will at 7:00 PM IST. Stay with us for all the live updates.