Jos Buttler (ENG): I think the character we have shown since then (England's loss against Ireland) - it has been amazing. We came here very excited, there was a very good feeling. Everyone from 1 to 11 - stood up today. We always want to start fast and aggressive. Rashid was batting at 11, that's incredible to know that we have such depth. Hales used the dimensions well and he has shown his form. He was brilliant today. It's important to enjoy this, it was a brilliant performance from us. I think we need to give special credit to Jordan, to bowl 3 overs at the death coming into the semi-final, it was a tough job. He handled the pressure towards the end pretty well, especially bowling against a world-class player like Hardik Pandya.
Rohit Sharma (IND): Pretty disappointed how it turned up today. We batted well at the backend to get that score. We were not upto the mark with the ball, we couldn't turn up today. It's all about handling the pressure in knockout games. All these guys have played enough to understand that. These guys have played under pressure in IPL games, it's all about keeping calm. We were nervy to start with, but you got to give credit to their openers, they played really well. I thought it swung a bit in the first over, but not from the right areas. We know the runs are scored square off the wicke, we were aware of it. When we won the first game, it showed a lot of character. The game against Bangladesh, it was a tricky one. I thought we held our nerve and kept executing our plans. Couldn't do that today.
Alex Hales | Player of the Match: It will be right up there for sure (referring to perfect innings). The huge occasion, India in a semifinal of a World Cup, really happy with the way I played and it is as special as it gets. This is one of the best grounds to bat in, especially in the powerplay, a really good surface and great value for good cricket shots, this is a ground I have good memories of and enjoy batting here. I never thought I would play in a World Cup again, so to get the chance is a very special feeling, in a country (Australia) that I love and spend a lot of time in, tonight is one of the best nights of my career. Jos was unbelievable.
England won by 10 wickets
Over 15.6 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Jos Buttler,Six! Gets clears his front leg and clears Virat Kohli at long-on with this lofted shot. Roars out in delight does the skipper as they go through to the Final
Over 15.5 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Alex Hales,1 run, gets forward and clips this off an inside edge towards fine leg for a single
Over 15.4 Mohammed Shamibowls it short of lengthto Alex Hales, Boundary! Moves back and across and slaps this to the right of deep point for four more. That almost went for a flat six
Over 15.3 Mohammed Shamibowls a pitched up deliveryto Jos Buttler,1 run, gets forward and drives this to wide long-off for a single
Over 15.2 Mohammed Shamibowls it short of lengthto Jos Buttler, no run, backs away in the crease and tries to steer this through the off-side, gets beaten due to the lack of pace
Over 15.1 Mohammed Shamibowls a good length deliveryto Jos Buttler, 2 runs, gets forward and throws the kitchen sink at it, lofts it towards deep cover for a couple of runs
End of Over 15 (2 runs) England 156/0
Alex Hales 81/42 Axar Patel 3.3-0-30-0 Jos Buttler 70/45
Over 14.6 Axar Patel bowls a quicker arm ball to Alex Hales, no run, gets forward and push at it, gets beaten on the outside edge
Over 14.5 Axar Pateltossed up deliveryto Alex Hales, no run, gets forward and plays it off the front foot, pushing it to cover from within the crease
Over 14.4 Axar Patel bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Alex Hales, no run, stays deep inside the crease and looks to flick this away, ends up getting an inside edge on to his boot
Over 14.3 Axar Patel bowls a quicker arm ball to Jos Buttler,1 run, gets forward and steers it to point for a single.
Over 14.2 Axar Patelbowls it short of lengthto Jos Buttler, no run, punched to cover off the back foot.
Over 14.1 Axar Pateltossed up deliveryto Alex Hales,1 run, gets forward and nudges it to mid-on for a single
End of Over 14 (14 runs) England 154/0
Jos Buttler 69/43 Mohammed Shami 2-0-25-0 Alex Hales 80/38