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PAK vs ENG Final Results

Final, Melbourne, November 13, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Australia, 2022
England beat Pakistan by 5 wickets
Pakistan137/8 (20.0 overs)
3/12 (4)
32 (28)
2/22 (4)
England138/5 (19.0 overs)
52 (49)
2/23 (4)
1/13 (2.1)

Pakistan vs England Commentary

12:22 PM IST Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, starts by congratulating the English team. Adds that they felt at home because of all the support and thanked the crowd. Tells that the way the team bounced back was unbelievable and he credits his boys. Shares that his advice to his team was to play their natural game and with freedom. Calls his bowling attack one of the best going around. Talks about the injury to Shaheen Afridi and accepts that it's a part of the game.
12:19 PM IST The chase was set up by the England bowlers who justified their skipper's decision to bowl first and restricted the opposition to an under-par total. Babar Azam, Shan Masood and Shadab Khan all got off to decent starts but wickets kept falling at regular intervals which did not allow the Pakistani batters to accelerate toward the end. Sam Curran was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed three wickets for just 12 runs in his four overs and was ably supported by Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid who picked up two wickets each. The target was never going to be out of reach of England's long batting line-up and despite a few stutters they managed to cross the finish line.
12:18 PM IST Pakistan needed something to boost their morale and get the crowd that had fallen silent after their first inning well and truly behind them. They got impetus early as Shaheen Afridi struck in his very first over to bring his team right back into the contest. The runs kept flowing although a double strike from Haris Rauf in the Powerplay pegged England back once again. Pakistan though were unable to take wickets for a while but after the refreshment break, they were able to build pressure and that resulted in Shadab Khan taking a wicket. He became the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in T20Is in the process and it allowed his team to bowl a few quiet overs thereafter. The turning point in the game for Pakistan was the injury to their star bowler Shaheen Afridi who had to walk off the field without completing his full quota of four overs. His over was completed by Iftikhar Ahmed who conceded 13 runs in 5 balls and the momentum immediately shifted towards England. Mohammad Wasim picked up the wicket of Moeen Ali towards the end but it was a little too late and they ended up second best.
12:16 PM IST England did not get off to the best of starts as they lost the in-form Alex Hales in the very first over and it looked like this could be a nervous run chase. Jos Buttler however provided the perfect counter-attacking knock to wrestle the momentum back in their favour. The dismissal of Philip Salt did not deter the England captain who hit some wonderful shots between being beaten several times. His wicket did ring some alarm bells in the dressing room but Ben Stokes and Harry Brook consolidated the innings and built a partnership of 39 runs in 42 deliveries. The wicket of Harry Brook did put some pressure on the new batter Moeen Ali and with Ben Stokes not looking at his best, it looked like the game was headed for a tight finish. It required one stroke of luck as Shaheen Afridi walked off the pitch for the game to turn in their favour as they took the attack to the Pakistani bowlers. Moeen put on a 47-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Ben Stokes and that was enough to seal the deal.
12:13 PM IST Right then! That's it from this enticing final and it brings an end to what has been a truly outstanding tournament. We are sure to have some withdrawal symptoms after all the action we have witnessed in recent times. England are now champions of both the shorter formats of the game and this team is filled with white-ball greats. Pakistan put up a great fight but could not get over the line but their fans will be thrilled with the journey their team put them through. We still have plenty of cricketing action around the globe so do go through our fixture page and enjoy our coverage for the upcoming matches. It's goodbye from here, cheers!
12:12 PM IST Jos Buttler steps on the podium to collect the trophy and the entire English team is jumping in joy. What a moment for them! Their dream has come true. Dance away and celebrate hard. Thoroughly deserved.
12:10 PM IST Jos Buttler, the World Cup-winning captain of England, says that to be able to win the T20 World Cup is absolutely amazing. Tells that it's been a fantastic tournament for them and adds that the tour of Pakistan was very helpful for the team to gel together. Smiles and says that they have quite a few Australians as a part of the support team. Praises the bowling effort of Adil Rashid. Shares that when you hit the right length, there was some seam movement and it was not easy to bat. Talks about Ben Stokes and calls him the ultimate competitor.
12:07 PM IST The English players collect their medals and are getting ready to celebrate. But before that, here is Jos Buttler having a word...
12:04 PM IST The match officials get their medals first and then the Pakistan players also receive their runners-up medals.
12:04 PM IST SAM CURRAN IS THE PLAYER OF THE FINAL (4-0-12-3) AND TOURNAMENT (13 WICKETS)! Sam starts by saying that Ben Stokes should be getting the Player of the Match award for his knock under pressure. Shares that his bowling plan was quite simple and he was trying to bowl according to the dimensions of the ground. Praises the bowling of Pakistan as well who put them under pressure. Tells that Ben Stokes is the kind of a player the youngsters look up to. Thanks the crowd for all the support.
12:00 PM IST Massive celebration breaks out at the MCG! England are crowned the champions for the second time in the history of this format. They are ecstatic. Agony in the Pakistan camp. Fairplay to them, they tried hard. But this evening belongs to England who are now the champions in both formats. Terrific atmosphere. Jos Buttler is on the shoulders of his teammates. What a start to his captaincy, what an apt replacement for Eoin Morgan.
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PAK vs ENG Venue Details

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
PitchBatting friendly
Matches Won
Batting First7 Won (36.84%)
Bowling First11 Won (63.16%)
Temperature, 19.85C, Rain
Humidity - 39%Wind Speed 4.54 meter/sec
  • 145Average 1st Innings
  • 133Average 2nd Innings
  • 73.08%PACEPercentage of wickets takes by pacers
  • 26.92%SPINPercentage of wickets takes by spinners
  • 186-5By India vs Zimbabwe Highest Total
  • 74-10By Australia vs India Lowest Total
  • 89 Runs David WarnerHighest Individual Score
  • 4/30Josh HazlewoodBest Bowling Figures
Reviews Remaining:PAK - 1 of 2, ENG - 2 of 2

Score Statistics

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Match Details

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
England, elected to field
ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Australia, 2022
Series Period
16 Oct 2022 - 13 Nov 2022
Match Day
13 Nov 2022 - D/N (20 - over match)
Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Marais Erasmus (SA) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Match Referee
Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Streaming Platform
Broadcasting Platform
Star Sports