Team India Bag Second Biggest Win in T20 World Cup History, Defeats England by 68 runs to seal Final berth

India vs England: Rohit Sharma-led Team India has marched to the T20 World Cup 2024 Final following their sensational outing against England in Guyana, the previous night. India defeated England by a whopping 68 runs, which is also the second-biggest win in T20 World Cup history, at the Providence Stadium in the second semi-final on June 27.

The Men in Blue successfully avenged the Adelaide 2022 loss to England in the T20 World Cup and served them the same treatment by thrashing the Englishmen in the semi-finals.

India’s bandwagon was once again led by captain Rohit Sharma, who once again provided a strong start to the team. However, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant couldn’t add anything significant to the total. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma joined forces with Suryakumar Yadav to proceed with the innings and stitched a match-winning partnership of 73 runs.

The Indian skipper completed his half-century and departed, while Suryakumar Yadav fell just three short of his well-deserved half-century.

To add the finishing touch to the innings, the likes of Hardik Pandya (23 runs), Ravindra Jadeja (17* runs) and Axar Patel (10 runs) played a few handy knocks and led Team India to an above-par 171 runs total in 20 overs.

Post the batting innings, Team India weaved its spin web with three spinners operating. Sensational Axar Patel provided the first breakthrough in the form of Jos Buttler. Jasprit Bumrah chipped in to get the wicket of Philip Salt.

The opening two wickets set the tone for the rest of the innings. Axar soon again got into the act and was aided by Kuldeep Yadav from the other end. The two reduced England’s innings to 86 runs in the loss of 8 wickets in no time.

By this time, everyone knew what the result was going to be. To close things out, India removed the remaining two batters as England got bundled out at a meagre total of 103 runs. India won the contest by 68 runs, which also turned out to be the second-biggest win in the history of the T20 World Cups.

Team India Bag Second Biggest Win in T20 World Cup History, Defeats England by 68 runs to seal Final berth | India vs EnglandTeam India Bag Second Biggest Win in T20 World Cup History, Defeats England by 68 runs to seal Final berth | India vs England
India defeated England by 68 runs in T20 World Cup 2024 Semi-final 2 | Image: Associated Press

Biggest Wins in T20 World Cups

The list of biggest wins in the T20 World Cup history features the fixture between West Indies and Australia at the top. The Caribbeans registered a 74-run win over the Aussies in 2012 which is by far the biggest win margin for any side in the elite ICC competition.

India’s memorable day in Guyana against England places them in the second spot with a 68-run margin for the win to proceed to the finals. Below is the list of top 5 biggest wins in T20 World Cups:

1) West Indies beat Australia by 74 runs in Colombo, 2012

2) India beat England by 68 runs in Guyana, 2024

3) Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 57 runs in London, 2009

4) West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs in Colombo, 2012

5) Sri Lanka beat West Indies 27 runs in Mirpur, 2014

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