PAK vs ENG: The final match of the T20 World Cup 2022 was played on Sunday between Pakistan and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

English captain Jose Butler won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, Pakistan scored 137 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.

In response, England scored 138 runs in 19 overs and won the final match by 5 wickets.

With this victory, the English team also redeemed the defeat of Pakistan in the 1992 World Cup.

Pakistan’s poor start

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Batting first after losing the toss, Pakistan’s start was nothing special. Opener Mohammad Rizwan once again returned to the pavilion cheaply.

His wicket fell on the second ball of the 5th over. Rizwan scored 15 runs off 14 balls. Pakistan got a second blow on the first ball of the 8th over.

Mohammad Haris was caught out after scoring 8 runs in 12 balls. Pakistan’s score in 10 overs was 68 runs at the loss of 2 wickets.

Masood scored 38 runs

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The Pakistan team got the third blow in the form of captain Babar Azam. On the first ball of the 12th over, Babar returned to the pavilion after scoring 32 runs off 28 balls.

The Man in Green got his fourth blow in the 13th over. Iftikhar Ahmed played 6 balls and could not even open the account.

Pakistan got its fifth blow on the third ball of the 17th over. Shan Masood got out after scoring 38 runs in 28 balls.

Mohammad Wasim got out after scoring 4 runs in the last over. Shaheen Afridi remained unbeaten after scoring 5 and Haris 1.

For England, Sam Curran took 3 wickets, Adil Rashid-Chris Jordan took 2-2 and Ben Stokes took 1 wicket.

Bad start for England

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Chasing the target of 138 runs, England got the first blow in the very first over. Opener Alex Hales became the victim of Shaheen Shah Afridi by scoring 1 run off 2 balls.

Captain Butler and Salt shared a 25-run partnership for the second wicket. The English team got a second blow on the third ball of the fourth over.

Philip Salt returned to the pavilion after scoring 10 runs off 9 balls.

England’s third wicket fell in the last over of the powerplay. Captain Jose Butler was caught out after scoring 26 runs off 17 balls.

England’s score in 10 overs was 77 runs losing 3 wickets, now they needed 61 runs in the last 10 overs to win.

Ben Stokes and Harry Brook shared a 39-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

England’s fourth wicket fell on the third ball of the 13th over. Harry Brook was caught out after scoring 20 runs off 23 balls.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, who came for the 16th over, was seen in some trouble after bowling a ball. In such a situation, Iftikhar Ahmed completed this over.

He gave away 13 runs in his 5 balls. From here the momentum shifted towards England.

Ben Stokes scored a half-century

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In the first two balls of the 17th over, Moin Ali hit two fours, some 16 runs came in this over. England’s 5th wicket fell on the second ball of the 19th over.

Moeen Ali got out after scoring 19 runs off 12 balls. Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 52 off 49 balls and Liam Livingstone scored 1.

For Pakistan, Haris Rauf took 2 wickets, Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Wasim Junior took 1-1 wickets.

Playing 11 of both teams

England: Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Karan, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.

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