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IND beat defending champions by 68 runs; to play against South Africa in final

From Adelaide to Guyana, Rohit Sharma’s retribution is complete. From getting hammered by 10 wickets to drubbing England by picking all 10 of theirs, Rohit and India march onto the final of the T20 World Cup. The sight of Rohit breaking down in the dugout after their T20 World Cup final hopes were dashed left an everlasting impression. It took two years, but revenge was served cold as India absolutely annihilated England by 68 runs in a one-sided contest to qualify for their second World Cup final in seven months.

The 2007 champions thus set up a summit clash with South Africa, who outplayed Afghanistan by 9 wickets in the first semi-final. In Guyana, Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav played crucial knocks as India posted a total of 171 for 7 in 20 overs after being invited to bat. India were 40 for 2 in 5.2 overs before Rohit and Suryakumar stitched a solid 73-run stand to bail the side out of trouble. Rohit fell for 57 off 39 while Suryakumar hit 47 off 36. In the second innings, Axar Patel then dented England’s chase with figures of 3 for 23 while Kuldeep Yadav also picked 3 for 19.

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