World Twenty20: India Beat England In Warm-Up Match


India 178-4 (20 overs)  England 158-6 (20 overs)  (w:India by 20 runs)

England’s national cricket squad have continued their stuttering form by losing their final World T20 warm-up game to India.

After a promising start from the England fielding side as they took 3 wickets for 39, India recovered with the help of fifties from Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina to finish on 178-4 after 20 overs.

The match marks England’s seventh defeat from eight in Twenty20 matches, further lengthening the odds of them emulating the success they enjoyed in 2010.

Despite a bright start of reaching 43-1 after five overs, England became troubled by India’s fearsome spin bowlers, with stand-in captain Eoin Morgan only taking 16 off 16 balls.

Morgan’s disappointment at his side’s performance was evident, with him stating:

“We kept coming at them but never managed to get it away so it was disappointing.”

However he remains confident about the side’s chances in Chittagong:

“But things are a bit clearer now, which is good going to Chittagong tomorrow. Our batting order is strong enough to compete with anything, especially on a good wicket like this one here.”

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