England registered a 5-wicket win over Pakistan in a nail-biting final match to clinch the T20 World Cup.
Pakistani bowlers tried their best but they didn’t have enough runs on the board to get their side over the line.
|Pakistan 20 overs 137-8|
|Masood 38 (28) Curran 3-12|
|Babar 32 (28) Rashid 2-22|
|England 18.5 overs 138-5|
|Stokes 52* (49) H. Rauf 2-23|
|Buttler 26 (17) Shaheen 1-13|
|England won by 5 wickets|
England lifted the T20 World Cup trophy for the second time and they are now the World champions of both ODIs and T20Is.
Sam Curran and Ben Stokes were the star performers for England in the final.
Pakistan played well and fought hard but they failed to repeat that 1992 world cup glory.
England won a very crucial toss and elected to bowl first on a bowling-friendly pitch.
Pakistan started carefully but Sam Curran got rid of Mohammed Rizwan in the 5th over.
Pakistan managed to score 39 runs from the powerplay with the loss of just 1 wicket.
Young Mohammed Haris failed to deliver in the final and got caught out for just 8 runs.
Babar Azam and Shan Masood build up a good partnership and Pakistan was looking in the driving seat with 84 runs in 11 overs.
But Adil Rashid turned the momentum with his magical maiden over in which he also dismissed Babar Azam (32 off 28 balls).
Ben Stokes then removed Iftikhar Ahmad in the next over to put Pakistan under pressure.
Shadab Khan and Shan Masood added few runs but the English bowlers were exceptional in the death overs.
Masood scored 38 runs off 28 deliveries while Shadab scored 20 runs off 14 balls.
Sam Curran’s magical spell
Sam Curran was brilliant with the ball in the final against Pakistan.
He picked3 wickets for his side and conceded just 12 runs from his 4 overs.
Curran was awarded both the Player of the Match and Player of the tournament due to his outstanding performance throughout the tournament.
He scalped 13 wickets in this T20 World Cup.
An unbelievable effort from the Pakistani bowlers
Defending a below-per score of 138 runs, the Pakistani bowlers did a wonderful job to win the title for their country.
Shaheen Afridi removed the dangerous Alex Hales in his very first over.
Haris Rauf was unplayable today as he dismissed both Salt and Buttler within the powerplay.
Pakistan didn’t allow the English batters to free their arms while chasing a below-per-target of 138 runs.
England required 41 runs from the last 5 overs but Shaheen Shah Afridi’s injury just turned things completely.
Iftikhar Ahmad bowled the remaining 5 balls of his over and conceded 13 runs to put England in the driving seat.
England chased the total in the 19th over with 5 wickets in hand.
Ben Stokes played a match-winning knock in a pressure game for his side and remained unbeaten on 52 runs off 49 balls.
Haris Rauf picked 2 wickets while Shadab, Shaheen, and Wasim scalped one wicket each for their side.