England will meet Pakistan in the final of the ICC T20 World Cup after beating India by 10 wickets at the Adelaide Oval.

Powered by Jos Buttler and Alex Hales’ unbeaten opening partnership England chased down the 169-run target with ease.

Earlier in the day, India relied on a late burst from Hardik Pandya to finish with 168/6 on the board after having been asked to bat first.

England managed to get timely wickets to start the contest starting with KL Rahul who was the first departure with India’s score on just 9.

Virat Kohli (50) and Rohit Sharma (27) stabilised the innings with a 47-run stand before Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav (14) fell in quick succession.

Pandya then launched a counterpunch with a 33-ball 63 to lift India to a competitive total.

For England, Chris Jordan finished with figures of 3/43 with Adil Rashid 1/20 and Chris Woakes 1/24 also in the wicket takers’ column.

In reply, England took the game to India from the start with Jos Buttler and Alex Hales finding boundaries with ease during a 66-run opening powerplay that set the tone for the easy win.

With the momentum firmly on their side, the two continued to race towards the target not sparing any bowler, getting home with four overs to spare.

Buttler finished not out on 80 from 49 balls while Hales remained unbeaten on 86 from 47 balls.

England, after their win over India, will now meet Pakistan at the MCG to determine the champions of the 2022 T20 World Cup.

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