Melbourne: England are new world champions of T20 Cricket as they win final against Pakistan by 5 wickets. After choosing to bowl first, England has restricted Pakistan and 137 runs and later chased it with ease to win the Word Cup.
England wins 5 wickets
Ben Stokes became the hero of the game as he steadied the innings for England when it needed the most. Playing at unbeaten 52 runs, Stokes was helped by other players who were coming and returning on other end.
Jos Buttler made 26 runs while Harry Brook contributes with 20 runs. Moeen Ali gave a push at the end by hitting 3 fours in the last overs.
Pakistan put 137 runs on board
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam opened for Pakistan and garnered 29 runs for the first wicket. Rizwan, however made some mistakes in the start but overcame them and made 15 runs. The 21-year-old English player Sam Curran ended his run with a brilliant ball that hit his stumps on the 2 ball of the 5th over.
Pakistan lose half team for less than 100
Mohammad Haris couldn’t do much as he was dismissed for 8 runs in 8th over and then came the end of Babar Azam’s time when Adil Rashid struck in 12th over. Iftikhar Ahmed had the worst day as he returned for zero after playing six ball in 13 over by Ben Stokes. Pakistan had lost half of their team for less than hundred runs.
English bowlers choke Pakistan
English bowlers tightened their choke even further when the lower-middle order came on field. Only Shadad Khan managed to face English bowlers for almost 2 overs and made 20 runs in the late half of the game. The tail enders scored less than 10 runs.
All the efforts of Pakistan batters could only mutter 137 runs for English side in the summit clash of T20 World Cup.
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