T20 World Cup Final: In the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 championship match, played on November 13, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, England defeated Pakistan by a margin of five wickets. England successfully completed the 138-run chase in 19 overs with just the loss of five wickets.
T20 World Cup Final: England beat Pakistan
- With their triumph, the Three Lions joined West Indies as the only other side to win this illustrious trophy a second time.
- However, after losing the Asia Cup 2022 final in September, it was Pakistan’s second loss in a final in a three-month period.
- Chasing a modest 138 run target, England got off to a bad start when paceman Shaheen Afridi tore apart Alex Hales’ stumps in the opening over.
- Jos Buttler made sure the field constraints were fully utilised during the powerplay by playing big shorts, just like he did against India.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD 🦁 pic.twitter.com/CrpaPCfx1o
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 13, 2022
T20 World Cup Final: Match Highlights
At 84/3, it appeared as though the game would end in a one-sided victory for one team, but Brook’s dismissal of Shadab Khan’s bowling altered the course of the contest. Shaheen Afridi came back to bowl the 16th over, but the deadly pacer was forced to leave the field after just one ball. The game’s balance changed once more as England scored 13 runs off the final five deliveries bowled by part-timer Iftikhar Ahmed.
From that point on, Stokes and Moeen Ali were at the crease without difficulty. Although the latter lost his wicket in the penultimate over of the match, it was unimportant from a larger standpoint because England was only six runs away from winning the match.
After England asked Pakistan to bat first, they finished with a score of 137/8. With a 28-ball 38, Shan Masood of the 2009 champions was the best batsman, and Sam Curran of England was the most effective bowler.