ENGLAND (OVERALL SCORES: 5-6-3), SOBL 08.08.21. 01.17.2017 – 303-9 (20/20)
Last ball goleada-out Ireland (6-13-4) . IT’S OVER!
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Pace bowler Pat Cummins lived up to his reputation as Australia’s ‘Kookaburra Kid’ as he turned up the heat on England with a hat-trick as the five-time champions hammered the hosts by eight wickets in the T20 World Cup semifinal in Cardiff.
Kohli vows to rectify mistakes after T20 World Cup loss to Pakistan
Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli Friday vowed to rectify mistakes after his team suffered a crushing eight-wicket loss to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy semi-final of the Champions Trophy.
In yet another thriller after the record-breaking thriller of Sunday’s earlier game, Pakistan’s pacer Jasprit Bumrah rolled the tables on his opposite number Kohli with a memorable hat-trick in the 19th over of the game, which saw India surrender a 94-run lead and lose by 74 runs.
“It is very disappointing. Everybody knows it was our first semi-final. Everybody knows it was a good series. We have been preparing for this series, for this tournament.
So it is disappointing that we have not brought it to the semis. We need to understand our mistakes and put it right, and coming again, to the semis next year,” Kohli said after the match.
“I am sure we have the ability to bounce back. We need to do it together and individually. We have got a lot of time to come. It is not as if we are going to be shattered for the next two days,” said the Indian skipper.
“It is a tough one for us. We have had a good year. Lot of great performances. We are excited about what lies ahead,” he added.
Kohli was disappointed with his execution of shots against Pakistan’s most economical bowler Bumrah, who turned the match in his team’s favour by taking four wickets.
“He (Bumrah) got me and I was struggling to read his (spinner Shadab Khan’s) new found spinner. It was very hard to read. Also, our errors in terms of shot selection. So it is very disappointing for us. We need to rectify our mistakes and come back,” Kohli said.
Cummins, 26, returned career-best figures of 5-16 to inspire a hard-fought Pakistan victory over India in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final on Friday at Sophia Gardens.
Nasir Jamshed (53 not out) and Dwayne Smith (41) put on an unbeaten 111-run stand for the second wicket to help Pakistan’s chase through to the final.
In only his sixth over of his career, Cummins’s superb spell changed the course of the match.
His feat of taking four wickets in a single over left India reeling at 11-2 with the 34-year-old turning on the pressure with his sharp and accurate line and length.
Adil Rashid, the World Cup star, was first to go, caught at backward point off the bowling of Bumrah, who also removed openers Rohit Sharma (0) and KL Rahul (7) in his breakthrough salvo.
The 19-year-old Bumrah then scalped a well-made 68-ball 36 not out from Shikhar Dhawan, bringing three-time champion team India to their knees.
Lined up between the Indian keeper and the wicketkeeper in the last over, Cummins reeled off a four and three successive consecutive fours to record the fastest hat-trick in the history of the tournament.
India have a chance to atone for the heavy semifinal defeat next year when they play Pakistan in the final in Cardiff on June 17.