England won the T20 World Cup beating Pakistan in the final at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday (November 13).
In the T20 World Cup final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground versus Pakistan, England won the toss and elected to bat first. From their semi-finals, neither team altered. Ben Stokes and Sam Curran shone as England defeated Pakistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday and became the first team to win both the 50-over and 20-over championships in the history of the game. In front of an enthusiastic 80,462 spectators at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jos Buttler's team restricted Pakistan to 137/8, with player-of-the-match Curran taking 3-12 and Adil Rashid contributing 2-22.
In response, England struggled to establish any momentum against a fierce pace attack and fell to 49/3 in the sixth over. Boundaries were also difficult to come by. However, Stokes (52 not out) and Moeen Ali (19) led England to 138/5 with six balls remaining, capping off a thrilling competition that lasted 45 games and over a month. Ben Stokes' first T20I half-century helped England chase down the score with five wickets remaining.
Sam Curran was named the player of the match (3/12) and the player of the tournament (12 wickets in six matches).
Brief Scores: Pakistan 137/8 in 20 overs (Shan Masood 38, Babar Azam 32; Sam Curran 3-12, Adil Rashid 2-22, Chris Jordan 2-27) lost to England 138/5 in 19 overs (Ben Stokes 52*, Jos Buttler 26; Haris Rauf 2-23) by 5 wickets.
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
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