T20 World Cup: India ‘outclassed, outplayed’ by Buttler-inspired England, says Dravid | Cricket News

ADELAIDE: Indian Coach Rahul Dravid admits his team was completely defeated by an inspirational Jos Buttler England in Adelaide after they were knocked out of the Twenty20 World Cup in humiliating fashion on Thursday.
Buttler, with 80, and Alex Haleswho scored 86 goals, remained undefeated at the end of the game as England overcame their 169 goal with 10 goals and four passes as backup to race into the final against Pakistan in Melbourne on Sunday.
“Obviously disappointing to finish in the semi-finals. Would probably want to go a few steps further. But yeah, just knocked out, defeated today,” Dravid told reporters.
“They really are the better team in all departments. The scoreboard shows that.”

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“Even in this tournament, I think we had our moments,” said Dravid.
“There was some real personal quality from a lot of our players, showing some really good skills. But on the day we weren’t good enough here.”
England won and restricted India to 100-3 from their first 15 passes as seafarers Chris Jordanwho won three shots and foot spinner Adil Rashid, with a 1-20 in four passes, led a disciplined attack.

Hardik Pandya tried to give India a competitive total as he beat 63 out of 33 serves, but their 168-6 proved to be insufficient in the face of a batting storm due to Hales. and Butterler caused.
Buttler set the tone with three goals in the first goal from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and five more trebles plus three sixs in his 49 innings, the third putting England on the winning line.
“He’s a very dangerous player, and we know it,” said Dravid.
“We clearly know the key to the game is to try to break that opening partnership as soon as possible.

“Players like that, both Buttler and Hales, I think their partnership today was fantastic. They just put pressure on us, never let that go.
“Buttler (was) one of the most dangerous T20 players to get around.”
As the England pair started the match, India’s shoulders drooped, his head drooped and made some funny batting errors.
But Dravid says it was the batting that let them down.
“We hit the ball well, being one of the teams that have even been in these conditions, scoring 180 plus two three times in the league,” he said.
“We played well. They bowled really well, attacked well, didn’t let us go far. We felt that at 15 too, we probably lost 15-20. We should have lost. I can get 180-185 on that wicket.”


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