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Well played Pakistan but England was the best to lift the T20 World Cup 2022

England won by 5 wickets, with 6 balls remaining.

Well played Pakistan! but Team England was the best to lift the T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday evening at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Stadium aka MCG!

England edged Pakistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cupto become the sport’s first dual white-ball champions.

England now holds both the 50 and 20-over titles.

Pakistan’s pace attack rattled England’s top order, as Shaheen Afridi bowled danger man Alex Hales in the first over of the run chase.

Pakistan bowlers put their best to defend the low score of 137, their team put to defend while batting first however, Stokes (52 not out) and Moeen Ali (19) used their experience and cool heads to guide England to 138-5 with six balls to spare.

It came down, for England needing 41 runs off the final five overs at a point.

However, Stokes kept the cool and relieved the pressure with a four and a six off Ahmed and that was the point that England snatched the championship.

And there was no stopping for the England all-rounder hitting the winning runs.

T20 World Cup Final: Pakistan couldn’t defend 137 against England

Score Card of the T20 World Cup 2022 Final

Pakistan  (20 ovs maximum)
BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † b Curran 15 14 24 0 1 107.14
Babar Azam (c) c & b Rashid 32 28 58 2 0 114.28
Mohammad Haris  c Stokes b Rashid 8 12 15 1 0 66.66
Shan Masood  c Livingstone b Curran 38 28 46 2 1 135.71
Iftikhar Ahmed  c †Buttler b Stokes 0 6 8 0 0 0.00
Shadab Khan  c Woakes b Jordan 20 14 26 2 0 142.85
Mohammad Nawaz  c Livingstone b Curran 5 7 11 0 0 71.42
Mohammad Wasim  c Livingstone b Jordan 4 8 12 0 0 50.00
Shaheen Shah Afridi  not out 5 3 8 1 0 166.66
Haris Rauf  not out 1 1 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 1, nb 1, w 6) 9  
TOTAL 20 Ov (RR: 6.85) 137/8
 

 

Did not bat: Naseem Shah 
 
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Mohammad Rizwan, 4.2 ov), 2-45 (Mohammad Haris, 7.1 ov), 3-84 (Babar Azam, 11.1 ov), 4-85 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 12.2 ov), 5-121 (Shan Masood, 16.3 ov), 6-123 (Shadab Khan, 17.2 ov), 7-129 (Mohammad Nawaz, 18.3 ov), 8-131 (Mohammad Wasim, 19.3 ov)

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Ben Stokes 4 0 32 1 8.00 6 1 0 2 1
Chris Woakes 3 0 26 0 8.66 7 2 1 2 0
Sam Curran 4 0 12 3 3.00 15 0 0 0 0
Adil Rashid 4 1 22 2 5.50 10 1 0 1 0
Chris Jordan 4 0 27 2 6.75 9 3 0 0 0
Liam Livingstone 1 0 16 0 16.00 1 1 1 1 0
England  (T: 138 runs from 20 ovs)
BATTING   R B M 4s 6s SR
Jos Buttler (c)† c †Mohammad Rizwan b Haris Rauf 26 17 33 3 1 152.94
Alex Hales  b Shaheen Shah Afridi 1 2 6 0 0 50.00
Phil Salt  c Iftikhar Ahmed b Haris Rauf 10 9 16 2 0 111.11
Ben Stokes  not out 52 49 81 5 1 106.12
Harry Brook  c Shaheen Shah Afridi b Shadab Khan 20 23 36 1 0 86.95
Moeen Ali  b Mohammad Wasim 19 12 30 3 0 158.33
Liam Livingstone  not out 1 2 3 0 0 50.00
Extras (lb 1, w 8) 9  
TOTAL 19 Ov (RR: 7.26) 138/5
 
Did not bat: Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid 
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Alex Hales, 0.6 ov), 2-32 (Phil Salt, 3.3 ov), 3-45 (Jos Buttler, 5.3 ov), 4-84 (Harry Brook, 12.3 ov), 5-132 (Moeen Ali, 18.2 ov)

 

BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Shaheen Shah Afridi 2.1 0 13 1 6.00 6 1 0 0 0
Naseem Shah 4 0 30 0 7.50 15 3 1 1 0
Haris Rauf 4 0 23 2 5.75 13 3 0 1 0
Shadab Khan 4 0 20 1 5.00 10 1 0 0 0
Mohammad Wasim 4 0 38 1 9.50 5 5 0 2 0
Iftikhar Ahmed 0.5 0 13 0 15.60 0 1 1 0 0

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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