England received the T20 World Cup Final in sensational type, defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in entrance of greater than 80,000 followers on the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Played underneath the specter of rain, drizzle punctuated England’s innings however the skies remained clear as England’s talisman Ben Stokes guided his aspect to victory with an unbeaten 52 off 49 balls.
As he did three years in the past when England received the one-day World Cup, Stokes hit the successful runs and, with these runs, England turned the primary ever males’s aspect to carry the in the future and T20 World Cup on the identical time.
“I think in finals when you are chasing you forget the hard work that went before. I think the way we bowled, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, that’s what won us the game,” Stokes mentioned afterwards, based on the BBC.
“It was a tricky wicket, you never felt like you were in on it, so to restrict them the bowlers have to take a lot of credit for that.”
It was a nervy recreation, with the England bowlers proscribing Pakistan to 137-8 and their Pakistani counterparts responding in form to restrict England’s run chase.
Pakistan batted first, after England received the toss and elected to bowl, however struggled to set a excessive complete underneath a barrage of exact bowling.
Adil Rashid and Sam Curran, who was later named participant of the event, starred within the England assault with Rashid taking the important thing wicket of Babar Azam for simply 32 within the twelfth over.
Curran, in the meantime, conceded simply 12 runs throughout his 4 over spell and took three wickets to document astonishing figures within the ultimate, for which he was awarded participant of the match.
Chasing a comparatively low complete, England faltered however as Pakistan’s star quick bowler Shaheen Afridi bowled Alex Hales within the first over.
When England’s different opener Phil Salt holed out at mid-wicket within the fourth over, Stokes strode out to the crease and anchored nearly everything of his workforce’s innings.
Pakistan, nevertheless, continued to bowl magnificently, with Haris Rauf taking the important thing wicket of Jos Buttler to maintain the sport nearly tied and arrange a tense finale.
But England attacked off the ultimate 4 overs and wrapped up the victory with six balls to spare.