After getting the top position in their group, team India locked horns with England in Adelaide for the semi-final of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. On 9 November 2022, Pakistan won against the Kiwis in Sydney by seven wickets. So, all eyes were on both India and England in order to get qualified for the final of the World Cup.
Speaking of the match, England skipper Jos Buttler won the toss and asked India to bat first. The Men in Blue managed to score 168 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored another fifty while Hardik Pandya scored 63 runs off 33 balls. But, England had a great start while chasing. Now, a video went viral where Hardik Pandya came up with a great gesture to motivate themselves during that clash.
Here is the shared video:
Hardik Pandya batted at a strike rate of 190.90 against England
Speaking of the video, England's openers had a great start while chasing 169 runs. Both Jos Buttler and Alex Hales managed to score 100 runs without losing any wickets in 10.1 overs. Seeing such an explosive start from those, Indian fans and players were losing hope as they were cruising to the target.
During that, Hardik Pandya was seen coming up with a huge gesture to cheer them. Team India were absolutely clueless at that time against both the England batters. He was seen asking the crowd to cheer for them by clapping in order to motivate themselves. Crowd also responded as they raised their voices. Fans found the video fascinating as they shared the same on all social media platforms.
Speaking of India’s innings, they scored 168 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored 50 runs off 40 balls, at a strike rate of 125. He hit four boundaries and one six in his innings. Hardik Pandya scored 63 runs off 33 balls, at a strike rate of 190.90. He hit four boundaries and five sixes. Pandya also stitched a partnership of 61 runs with Kohli after the dismissal of both openers.