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IND vs ENG warm-up match highlights: India beats England by 7 wickets

At the toss, captain Kohli said that KL Rahul will open for India in this World Cup, and the right-hander displayed his class at the top with scintillating 24-ball 54 and provided India fiery start

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


India has defeated England by 7 wickets in its first warm-up match of at ICC Cricket Academy ground in Dubai on Monday. India will play its second and last practice match on October 20.

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At the toss, captain Kohli said that will open for India in this World Cup, and the right-hander displayed his class at the top with scintillating 24-ball 54. He didn't spare any of England's bowlers and got his team off to a flying start with an strike rate of over 200.

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opened the innings in Rohit's absence and after getting dropped twice sent the English bowlers to a leather-hunt during his 46-ball 70. He went back to pavallion voluntarily to provide other batters a chance to bat. Kohli fell short, but Pant came in at number four and delivered a blistering performance that included three sixes. Suryakumar Yadav and appeared a little scratchy, but they only had a few deliveries to deal with before getting the touch back.

Earlier, Mohammed Shami snapped three wickets but smashed a 36-ball 49 to help England post a challenging 188 for 5.

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Besides Shami (3/40), fellow pacer (1/26) and spinner Rahul Chahar (1/43) were also among wickets after India skipper decided to bowl at the ICC Academy Ground here.

Bairstow hit one six and had four hits to the fence in his knock, while Liam Livingstone (30) also contributed with the bat.

But it was Moeen Ali's whirlwind 20-ball 43 which powered England to a good score in the end.

England will play its first Super 12 round match against defending champions West Indies. Meanwhile, Indian cricket team will begin its T20 WC campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24.


India innings full scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
KL Rahul c Moeen b Wood 51 24 6 3
Ishan Kishan retired hurt 70 46 7 3
Virat Kohli c Rashid b Livingstone 11 13 0 0
Rishabh Pant not out 29 14 1 3
Suryakumar Yadav c Buttler b Willey 8 9 0 0
Hardik Pandya not out 12 10 2 0
Total: 192-3 in 19 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
David Willey 3 0 16 1
Chris Woakes 4 0 40 0
Mark Wood 2 0 22 1
Chris Jordan 3 0 35 0
Moeen Ali 2 0 28 0
Adil Rashid 3 0 36 0
Liam Livingstone 2 0 10 1

England scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Jason Roy c Chahar b Shami 16 11 2 0
Jos Buttler b Shami 18 13 3 0
Dawid Malan b Rahul Chahar 18 18 3 0
Jonny Bairstow b Bumrah 49 36 4 1
Liam Livingstone b Shami 30 20 4 1
Moeen Ali not out 43 20 4 2
Chris Woakes not out 1 2 0 0
Total: 188-5 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 0 54 0
Jasprit Bumrah 4 0 26 1
Mohammed Shami 4 0 40 3
R Ashwin 4 0 23 0
Rahul Chahar 4 0 43 1

to bat at Number 3 spot during ICC T20 World Cup 2021

India captain on Monday said he will bat at number three instead of opening the innings in the ICC T20 World Cup with having sealed the second opener's slot alongside

The Indian skipper kept it open-ended when asked about the team's top-six batters going into the opening match of the tournament against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24.

"Things were different before IPL, now it's difficult to look beyond at the top of the order. Rohit is a no-brainer. World-class player, he's been solid up front. I will be batting at 3. That's the only news I can give to start off," Kohli said at the toss before the warm-up game against England.

Rahul emerged as the third highest scorer in the IPL with 628 runs besides hitting the most number of sixes (30) in the tournament.

"We are pretty sorted in terms of how we are going to start in the first game (versus Pakistan)."

The objective behind the two warm-up matches is to give game time to everyone as they get back into the groove after a short break.

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Here are the squads of both teams:
India Squad for T20 WC: 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 Squad for T20 WC: 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.


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