England vs Mumbai Cricket Association XI T20 World Cup 2016 Match Highlights – After the qualifiers finalized, the set is all set for the main tournament of the ICC World T20. But, before the Super-10 starts tomorrow, some warm-up matches will be played to set every team into World T20 fever. Wankhede, Mumbai will be hosting the last warm-up of the day. The match is between England and MCA XI.
England – England have been in a mix run, as not much T20 played by this team in recent side. It will be crucial for England, to get into the T20 fever. Last series played against South Africa in SA, they lost both their matches.
Today playing against MCA XI will help understand the Indian pitches and prepare them for the future matches. So, definitely a crucial warm-up match before the main matches starts.
Mumbai Cricket Association XI – They aren’t just any players, the players were the part of Ranji competition, which they won previous month. These players are part of Wankhede and know every inch of it.
Even though, they have less experience than the England Cricket Team. But, it won’t be as easy as expected to be.
Toss – England won the toss, and opted to bat first.
1st Innings – England looked in the perfect touch on the Wankhede flat touch. The openers made a perfect start scoring at 10+ in an over. At the end of 6th over, they had the score of 65/0. Joe Root 48 in 34 balls, helped England to reach a competitive score.
At the end of 18th over, England had a score of 151/3 with Joe Root on pitch. In 19th over, England score 15 runs losing 2 more wickets. In last over, they score 7 more runs losing 3 wickets and a hattrick for David Willey.
At the end of 20th over, England had a score of 173/8, losing 5 wickets in last 2 overs.
2nd Innings – Chasing a total of 174 with a RRR of 8.7, MCA XI started at a runrate of 10+ per over. Jay Bista and Shreyas Iyer contributed to their total with a partnership of 57 in 6 overs. Jay was helped by James Vince to reach 95/1 in 12 overs.
With 79 runs to win in 48 balls, felt short of 9/over. And, failed to chase the target of 174 in 20 overs.
The innings ended with England winning by 14 runs, and MCA XI innings felt short on 163/6 in 20 overs.
T20 World Cup 2016 Warm-Up Match – England vs Mumbai CA XI Match Result
England – 177/8 (20 overs)
Mumbai Cricket Association XI – 163/6 (20 overs)
Match Winner – Joe Root (48 runs in 34 balls)