T20 World Cup 2021: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul break fifties as India beat England in warm-up match

Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul performed knocks of 70 and 51 respectively as India chased down 189 to defeat England by seven wickets within the good and comfortable-up match of the continued T20 World Cup here on the ICC Academy Ground on Monday (October 18).

Chasing 189, India bought off to an glorious commence as opening batters KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan positioned on 59 runs for the period of the first six overs. Rahul persisted along with his compose and he brought up his half-century within the 9th over of the innings. On the other hand, Rahul (51) misplaced his wicket to Tag Wooden straight away after reaching the landmark and this brought an discontinue to the 82-bustle opening stand.

Rahul’s wicket did now not late the bustle-rate down for India as Kishan saved on going on his merry ability and he brought up his fifty off valid 36 balls within the 12th over of the innings. On the other hand within the 13th over, Liam Livingstone bought the simpler of Virat Kohli (11), ending the 43-bustle 2d-wicket stand, reducing India to 125/2.

Impressive batting performance

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Kishan at final retired hurt after enjoying a knock of 70 runs and this brought Suryakumar Yadav to the center with Indian peaceable needing 39 runs for the snatch. On the other hand, he did now not situation as much as handle on the crease for a long haul as he departed after scoring valid 8.

Within the discontinue, Rishabh Pant (29*) and Hardik Pandya (12*) took India over the road by seven wickets with six balls to spare.

Earlier, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone performed knocks of 49 and 30 respectively as England posted a total of 188/5. Despatched into bat, England bought off to a quickfire commence as opening batters Jason Roy and Jos Buttler positioned on 36 runs for the period of the first four overs, however the introduction of Mohammed Shami paid dividend straight away as he dapper bowled Buttler (18) within the fourth over of the innings. Shami then next eradicated Roy (17) within the sixth over and after the discontinue of the powerplay overs, England’s fetch learn 51/2.

Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow positioned on 30 runs for the third wicket, but as soon as the duo began to present an higher hand, Rahul Chahar equipped the leap forward as he pushed apart Malan (18), reducing England to 77/3 within the 10th over. Liam Livingstone then joined Bairstow within the center and the duo started accelerating the innings for England.

Livingstone and Bairstow stitched collectively a fourth-wicket partnership of 52 runs, but Shami as soon as again stood up for India as he bowled a excellent yorker to ship Livingstone serve to the pavilion. Within the final few overs, Bairstow and Moeen Ali added some main runs to decide on England’s fetch previous the 180-bustle imprint. Moeen Ali performed a handy unbeaten knock of 43 runs.

Transient Rankings: England 188/5 (Jonny Bairstow 49, Moeen Ali 43*; Mohammed Shami 3-40) vs India 192/3 (Ishan Kishan 70, KL Rahul 51; Liam Livingstone 1-10).

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