England, on Sunday (November 13) outclassed Pakistan by five wickets in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 to clinch the trophy.
The Three Lions rode on Ben Stokes‘ sensational half-century to chase down the paltry target of 138 runs in 19 overs at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to lift the coveted trophy for the second time.
Apart from Stokes, the likes of Jos Buttler (26 off 17), Philip Salt (10 off 9), Harry Brook (20 off 23), and Moeen Ali (19 off 13) also chipped in with handy contributions with the bat.
On the bowling front, Haris Rauf picked two wickets while conceding 23 runs in his four overs quota while Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shadab Khan, and Mohammad Wasim Jr bagged a brace each.
Earlier, England restricted Pakistan to 137 for 8 after opting to bowl first with Sam Curran registering a stupendous figure of 3 for 12 and Adil Rashid picking 2 for 22.
Babar Azam and Shan Masood top scored 32 and 38 respectively, while Shadab Khan (20 off 14) and Mohammad Rizwan (15 off 14) were the other two who could manage to score in double digits.
England vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2022 – Final: Match Summary
|Pakistan||137/8 (20 Overs)|
|Shan Masood||38 (28)||Sam Curran||3/12 (4)|
|Babar Azam||32 (28)||Adil Rashid||2/22 (4)|
|Shadab Khan||20 (14)||Chris Jordan||2/27 (4)|
|England||138/5 (19 Overs)|
|Ben Stokes||52* (49)||Haris Rauf||2/23 (4)|
|Jos Buttler||26 (17)||Shadab Khan||1/20 (4)|
|Harry Brook||20 (23)||Shaheen Afridi||1/13(2.1)|
Winner of the T20 World Cup 2022
England won the final of the T20 World Cup 2022, defeating Pakistan in the final encounter by 5 wickets.
Player of the Match in the T20 World Cup 2022 Final
Sam Curran is the player of the match in the Final of the T20 World Cup 2022 for his sensational performance of 3/12 (4) with the ball.
Player of the Tournament in the T20 World Cup 2022
Sam Curran is the player of the tournament in the T20 World Cup 2022 for his brilliant performance in the tourney. He took 13 wickets with an economy of 6.53 and 5/10 BBI.
Sam Curran T20 World Cup 2022 Performance
England Playing XI
Jos Buttler (C & WK), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Pakistan Playing XI
Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.