T20 World Cup 2022 Final Highlights, PAK vs ENG, MCG: Ben Stokes peeled off a maiden T20I half-century to remain unbeaten on 52 and guided England to a successful chase of 138 against Pakistan in the final at the MCG and become the T20 world champions for the second time in their history. England finished with 138/5 in 19 Overs for a five-wicket win. They are the first ever men’s team to simultaneously hold both the ODI and T20 world titles.
A combined bowling display led by an outstanding Sam Curran who took 3/12 during a spell wherein he didn’t concede a single boundary to restrict Pakistan to 137/8 in 20 Read More
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Ben Stokes, Sam Curran and Adil Rashid were the star of the final as England became the first team in men’s white-ball history to simultaneously hold T20 and ODI world tiles on Sunday. Stokes stood tall amidst some fearsome fast bowling from Pakistan bowlers as he recorded his first ever half-century in T20I cricket, remaining unbeaten on 52 to guide England to a five-wicket win. Chasing 138, England were jolted early losing both their openers and Philip Salt inside the Powerplay. Pakistan fought hard but in the end, didn’t have enough runs on the board as Shaheen Afridi hobbled off in the slog overs, unable to complete his quota of overs. England chased down 138 in 19 Overs. This was after Jos Buttler opted to bowl first and his bowlers backed the call by producing a combined display Curran taking 3/12 from four overs, continuing his outstanding tournament with the ball. Adil Rashid was economical as ever with 2/22 while Chris Jordan was admirable as well with figures of 2/27. Shan Masood was the top-scorer for Pakistan with 38 off 28 as they failed to jot together big partnership thanks to regular strikes from England.
ENGLAND ESTABLISH THEIR WHITE-BALL SUPREMACY. Ben Stokes hits the winning run as England chase down the target of 138 in 18.6 Overs to beat Pakistan by five wickets and win the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This is their second T20 world title and they have become the first ever men’s team to hold both the ODI and T20 world titles at the same time. King of white-ball cricket.
With a boundary, Ben Stokes brings up his maiden half-century. Took him 47 deliveries. The scores are level.
WICKET! Another twist? Or too late? Wasim Jr bowls a yorker and Moeen Ali drags it back onto the stumps to be bowled on 19. England 132/5 in 18.2 Overs, chasing 138. Liam Livingstone walks in.
Five runs from the over of Haris Rauf but Pakistan cannot do without wickets now. And plenty of them. This match is now for England’s to lose. They need 7 off 12. Ben Stokes 46*, Moeen Ali 19*.
Moeen Ali turns on the charm and crashes back-to-back fours off Wasim Jr – over the infield and pulled to backward square leg region. And then he ends the over with a top-edge as the ball flew safely over the keeper’s head for four. 16 runs off it. England 126/4 in 17 Overs. They need 12 off 18 now.
‘Two Magical Deliveries For England’ screams Nasser Hussain. Yes they are. Just the stroke of luck they wanted. Ben Stokes targets Iftikhar Ahmed and slams one through covers for four and then goes aerial to send the ball over the long-off fielder for a maximum. 13 runs from it. England 110/4 in 16 Overs, chasing 138.
Shaheen Afridi was struggling. He pulled out of his run-up before finally delivering a wide yorker. However, he’s hobbling and out Shaheen goes. This is a big blow to Pakistan. Iftikhar Ahmed will complete the over now.
A precious boundary for Ben Stokes and England this one as he finds the gap through covers to get a four off the final delivery of Haris Rauf’s otherwise superb over. 8 runs from it take England to 97/4 in 15 Overs, chasing 138.
Excellent over from Naseem Shah this one. Just two runs in it. England 89/4 in 14 Overs, chasing 138. They need 49 from 36 now. Ben Stokes 21*, Moeen Ali 2*.
A fine spell of spin bowling from Shadab Khan comes to an end. A wicket and just five runs in his final over. He finishes with 1/20. England need 51 off 42 with six wickets remaining.
Not a good news for Pakistan fans as Shaheen Afridi is limping and off the field now. He’s being treated by the team physio after taking that catch of Harry Brook.
WICKET! A timely breakthrough for Pakistan this one. Shadab Khan strikes as Harry Brook tries to break the shackles after belting one to long-off where Shaheen Afridi took a decent catch. Brook scored 20. ENG 84/4 in 12.3 Overs, chasing 138.
Ben Stokes can only laugh. Naseem Shah can only utter a few words in exasperation. This has been an exhibition of fast bowling from the Pakistan youngster who beats the outside edge of Stokes three times in a row and the final of it resulted a review for a not out caught-behind decision – no spike on the ultraedge. 3 runs in the over. ENG 82/3 in 12 Overs, chasing 138.
Just two runs in the over of Shadab Khan. Pakistan missed out on a chance to run out Harry Brook with the throw from Mohammad Nawaz wide after he made a sharp stop. ENG 79/3 in 11 Overs, chasing 138.
Ben Stokes punches one away sweetly through covers to send the ball racing past a diving fielder for a four. 8 runs from it take England to 77/3 in 10 Overs, chasing 138. England need 61 off 60 with seven wickets remaining.
Ben Stokes goes for the reverse sweep but gets an edge safely past the Pakistan fielders for a four. 8 runs from the over of Shadab Khan take England to 69/3 in 9 Overs in chase of 138.
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Mohammad Wasim Jr pressed into action now. He bowls to consecutive wides but finishes by hurting Harry Brook on the elbow as the Englishman wanted to pull but missed it and it left him on some pain. Physio summoned. 7 runs in the over. ENG 61/3 in 8 Overs, chasing 138.
Shadab Khan, the legspinner, pressed in action now. 5 runs from the over. Can he emulate what Adil Rashid did for England earlier in the match? Sure has the capability to do so. England 54/3 in 7 Overs, chasing 138.
Earlier, Jos Buttler, the England captain, won the toss and opted to bowl first at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Both the teams have kept faith in their respective playing XIs that got them into the final. Though Buttler expects the wicket to remain the same throughout the contest, his decision to bowl first was also impacted by inclement weather conditions. Babar Azam said he would’ve bowled first too but says Pakistan are high on confidence and will hope to carry the winning momentum.
Pakistan and England will be aiming to become just the second team in the history to have won multiple T20 World titles when they lock horns at the Melbourne Cricket Ground today. West Indies remain the only team to have won the title twice and now will be joined in the club by either England or Pakistan ( with weather permitting). Pakistan are playing in their third final as are England. Both have lost twice, emerged victorious once and have a chance to create history of their own. Pakistan will be the first Asian team to win two T20 world titles while England would be targeting to become the first ever team to hold both the t20 and ODI world titles at the same time, thereby establishing their supremacy as a white-ball powerhouse.
Both the teams will be a little relieved and a bit surprised to have come this far – Pakistan more than England. At the Super 12 stage, England were left to rue their luck when rain threatened to send them packing home after affecting a couple of their games. A must-win situation against Sri Lanka arose and they aced the challenge before producing a super show in the semis against India and storm into the final. Before the final day of the Super 12 round, it looked nigh impossible for Pakistan to make it to the semis unless a fortuitous turn of events. It happened. South Africa lost to the Netherlands giving Pakistan a glimmer and then Babar Azam’s men edged past Bangladesh before a well-crafted chase against New Zealand gave them the ticket for the summit clash.
What date T20 World Cup final match between England and Pakistan will be played?
The T20 World Cup final match between England and Pakistan will take place on November 13, Sunday.
Where will the T20 World Cup final England vs Pakistan be played?
The T20 World Cup final match between England and Pakistan will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
What time will the T20 World Cup final match England vs Pakistan begin?
The T20 World Cup final match between England and Pakistan will begin at 1:30 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast England vs Pakistan match?
England vs Pakistan T20 World Cup final match will be televised on Star Sports Network in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the England vs Pakistan T20 World Cup final match?
England vs Pakistan match will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.
England vs Pakistan Possible XIs
England predicted Line-up: Jos Buttler (c and wk), Alex Hales, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid
Pakistan Predicted Line-up: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi