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T20 WC: KL Rahul Scores Sizzling Fifty Vs England In Warm-up Game, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Oct 18, 2021 10:48 pm
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India and England are up against each other in the warm-up game of the T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai. Both teams are among the favourites to win the tournament and this game will give them a glimpse of what to expect ahead in the main tournament.

KL Rahul

Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first. He mentioned that he will be playing at number three in the tournament.

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England scored 188/5 in 20 overs, where Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali were the chief contributors with both scoring in the 40s.

In response, India were taken off to a flyer by KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan. Both batsmen were hitting boundaries for fun and looted 59 runs within the powerplay. KL Rahul in particular was looking more threatening and scored freely against every England bowler.

He scored his fifty in 23 balls and got out on the next ball by Mark Wood.

See how Twitter reacted to KL Rahul’s innings;

Earlier, England tried to go berserk from the word go but Mohammed Shami jolted them early by dismissing Jos Buttler and Jason Roy inside the powerplay. Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone then stabilized England’s innings before the latter got out to Shami, who bagged three wickets for 40 runs in his four overs.

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Moeen Ali played some lusty shots towards the end as he punished Indian bowlers during his 20-ball knock of 43 runs, where he hit four fours and two sixes to take England to 188/5 in 20 overs.

India (Batting XI and Fielding XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakaravarthy.

England (Batting XI and Fielding XI): Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Sam Billings.