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.
|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)
|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)
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||2.1||0||13||1||6.00||6||1||0||0||0|
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