England beat Pakistan to win T20 World Cup at MCG, Ben Stokes star again in final

England’s Ben Stokes celebrates during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Men’s T20 World Cup Final at Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 13, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Ben Stokes was featured again in the final as England became double-white-ball world champions after beating Pakistan by five wickets to win MCG’s T20 World Cup.

Jos Buttler’s team added the T20 trophy to the more than 50 silverware they lifted in dramatic fashion at Lord’s in 2019 and are now the first men’s team to win both titles.

Stokes was instrumental in the pursuit of New Zealand three-and-a-half years ago and he was again at the heart of the matter, with his 52-for-49 unbeaten run that propelled England to a 138-goal goal. A spicy pitch was spared against fines and a fiery Pakistan bowling attack.

England were relegated to 45-3 in power play as openers Alex Hales (1) and Butler (17 of 26 overs) – 10-wicket demolitions against India in Thursday’s semi-final So Destructive – Phil Yant (9 for 10) once Harry Brook (20) was caught brilliantly by Shaheen Shah Afridi, dismissed and made an 84- 4 leads.

Shaheen was injured while grabbing the ball before taking a ball in the 16th inning – Stokes then batted down his substitute, out-turner Iftikhar Ahmed, in a row. conceded four and six to reduce the demands from 24 to 28 and England would not be denied as Moeen Ali’s wicket (19 of 13) was too late for Pakistan.

Stokes equalised for the four in his first T20 international in half a century before taking the singles through the leg side to take England to the title, and he can go from T20 in 2016 if he needs to. Redemption came in the final when Carlos Brathwaite beat him four times in a row to win the trophy for the West Indies.

Sam Curran (3-12), Adil Rashid (2-22) and Chris Jordan (2-27) were good on the ball early – Rashid was great in midfield as his wickets included Babar Azam caught and Pitching – restricted to 137-8 after inserting like Pakistan.

Adil Rashid catches Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s bowling as England score a crucial wicket at MCG

England clinched a second T20 World Cup title following their success in the Caribbean in 2010, and their tournament win looks a long way off after their meek loss to Ireland in the MCG last month. to go.

England rallied to beat New Zealand, overtake Sri Lanka and destroy India, before sending off Pakistan to end their rivals’ hopes of winning a second T20 World Cup and beating England again at the 1992 Over-50 MCG in the final.

Fate seemed to be on Pakistan’s side and the battle largely mirrored their 1992 tournament – a slow start, reaching the semi-finals, beating New Zealand in the semi-finals and facing England in the final – but England beat in Melbourne took them.

Curran, Rashid star before Stokes gets work done with bat

Curran finished the game with an average of 11.38 and 6.52 over 13 wickets, Mohammad Rizwan (15) beat top scorer Shan Masood (38 overs) in the fifth after Pakistan was inserted and returned during the dead end ) 28) and Mohammad Nawaz (5) were caught in the deep mid-wicket.

Rashid, meanwhile, excelled down the middle, taking Mohammad Haris (8) off his first outing, before bagging him and the bowler low by the Pakistan captain. This is his right.

Babar’s exit came 84-2 at the start of the 12th inning for Pakistan, who lost six wickets in 47 overs.

Stokes and Jordan remove other members of Pakistan’s top six as Stokes knocks out Iftikhar Ahmed (0) after finding some extra bounce, while Jordan lets Shada Bo Khan (20 of 14) is caught in midfield.

Chasing 138 points on a fruity pitch against the best bowling offense in the tournament was no mean feat, so when Shane snatched Hales off his fall sixth ball – the left The arm player batted for the eighth time in his first inning. T20 international – and seaman Haris Rauf subsequently fired Salt and Buttler.

Salt pulled in the middle in the fourth and Butler pulled the defender to goalkeeper Ridzwan in the sixth to give England a fourth wicket of 39 of 42 balls at Stokes and Brook England were a little uneasy before the mouth of the stands eased their touch.

Stokes needed 51 after slipping but the shyness on the stump was willful and he went on to lead England to victory with 47 of his 33 balls as Mohn took the game away from Pakistan.

What’s next?

England will remain in Australia for a three-match one-day international series with Australia, starting in Adelaide on Thursday, SCG on Saturday and MCG on November 22.

They then head to Pakistan for a three-match Test series, their first red-ball tour in the country since 2005, starting in Rawalpindi on December 1, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

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