England 138 for five (Stokes 52*, Rauf 2-23) beat Pakistan 137 for 8 (Masood 38, Curran 3-12, Rashid 2-22, Jordan 2-27) by 5 wickets
England grew to become the primary group to carry each males’s World Cups concurrently, sneaking previous Pakistan in a tense run chase to win the 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup closing on the MCG by 5 wickets with an over to spare.
Ben Stokes, England’s match-winner within the 50-over closing three years in the past, anchored one other run chase and floor out his first half-century in T20 internationals within the format’s largest sport. He had battled to 24 off 34 balls, however a late flurry of boundaries eliminated the scoring strain.
The sport modified within the thirteenth over of England’s chase when Shaheen Shah Afridi slid forwards to finish a catch off Shadab Khan, dismissing Harry Brook. Pakistan’s celebrations have been lower brief after they realised that Shaheen had jarred his proper knee, which had as soon as threatened to rule him out of the event.
He acquired some remedy and tried to return for his third over with 41 wanted off 30 balls, however pulled out of his run-up as soon as, then despatched one right down to Moeen Ali at 71mph/114kph. Iftikhar Ahmed accomplished his over and Stokes focused him: he miscued him simply wanting long-off, however then slapped him by way of cowl for 4 and launched him again over his head for six.
When Moeen began the following over with back-to-back boundaries off Mohammad Wasim, the required price was beneath a run a ball. Wasim returned to york Moeen, however Stokes crashed him by way of cowl then hauled him by way of the leg aspect to safe England’s title.
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