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England defeat Pakistan by 5 wickets to win the T20 World Cup 2022 final

Ben Stokes scores a game-winning run as England win the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan. Image source: ICC

England defeat Pakistan by 5 wickets to win the 2022 T20 World Cup Final: Jos Buttler and his men have been crowned the T20I world champions after the English defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 final. Mohammad Wasim for the team as the celebrations begin in the English dressing room.

With another World Cup crown under their belt, England have now become the only team to be the ODI and T20I World Champions at the same time. England won the 2019 ODI World Cup under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, defeating New Zealand in the epic final, and now they have tormented Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup Final by five wickets.

Seeking a total of 137 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), England struck an early blow with the entry of Alex Hales. Shaheen Shah Afridi was once again the man who caught the fish. However, England’s determination helped them overcome defeat and they were soon back on track.

All-rounder Ben Stokes went undefeated with 52 starts in 49 deliveries and led his team to another memorable victory. Other notable contributions included Jos Buttler (26 runs from 17 balls), Harry Brooks (20 runs from 23 balls), and Moeen Ali (19 runs from 13 delivery).

Earlier in the innings, Pakistan had a timid opening. After his brief stint in the middle, starter Mohd Rizwan was sent back by Sam Curran. Soon Mohammad Harris, who was moved up the order to pass ball one, also left after scoring 8 runs.

Shaan Masood and Babar Azam formed a good partnership, but the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam was caught and brought down by Adil Rashid. Later in the Pakistan innings, Mohammad Nawaz played a quick strike of 20 runs from 14 deliveries to bring the total to 137 runs from 20 overs.

Sam Curran tore off three wickets and has been designated the ‘Man of the Match’ at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Final. The young all-rounder has also scooped the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award for his sublime performance in the tournament. .

“I don’t think he should get this, I think Ben Stokes should get this (PoTM). Big square limits so I knew my bowling towards the wicket would work with big limits. I mixed it with slower balls to make it difficult for the hitter. Incredibly special. We all admire him. People question it but it’s amazing. amazing crowd. I wanted to be adaptable going into the tournament. I haven’t played death much before. He needed to be good with the bat too. How good it is to be World Champion (smiles)!” Sam Curran said in the postgame presentation.

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