T20 World Cup 2022
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Left-arm pacer Sam Curran (3/12) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (2/22) bowled brilliant spells to restrict Pakistan to 137/8 before an unbeaten fifty from Stokes (52 not out off 49) helped England crown themselves as winners of Men's T20 World Cup with a five-wicket victory. England added the T20 World Cup to their 50-over title, becoming the first team in men's cricket history to hold both trophies simultaneously.
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Left-arm pacer Sam Curran (3/12) and leg-spinner Adil Rashid (2/22) bowled brilliant spells as Babar and his fellow Pakistani batters stuttered through the first innings to reach 137/8 from their 20 overs. Thereafter, an unbeaten fifty from Ben Stokes (52 not out off 49) helped England crown themselves as winners of Men's T20 World Cup with five-wicket victory.
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Player of the Match and Player of the Tournament, Sam Curran (3/12) was impressive upfront and in death overs, while Adil Rashid (2/22) was stunning in the middle overs as England's meticulous planning and tactics, especially in the second half of the innings, meant they never let Pakistan get away at any stage to restrict them to a below-par 137/8 in 20 overs.
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Left-arm pacer Sam Curran and leg-spinner Adil Rashid bowled brilliant spells to restrict Pakistan to 137/8 before an unbeaten fifty from Ben Stokes helped England crown themselves as winners of Men's T20 World Cup with a five-wicket victory achieved with an over to spare in front of 80,462 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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England were crowned the champions after they clinched a 5-wicket win, successfully chasing down a 138-run total in 19 overs.
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In the finale at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Curran bowled two overs in power-play and two more in the death overs and didn't conceded a single boundary. "They had big square boundaries, so into the wicket, it offered for the seamers, nipping around and a challenge for the chase. The way I bowl, I go into the wicket with my slower balls and keep the batsmen guessing. We are World Champions, how good!" he added.
T20 World Cup: Ben Stokes slams unbeaten 52 as England beat Pakistan, become white-ball kings
Six years after Ben Stokes was left heartbroken in the 2016 final at Kolkata when Carlos Brathwaite hit him for four consecutive sixes in the final over, Stokes finally found redemption by rising to the occasion in a big match and sealing England's second T20 World Cup trophy.
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Post power-play, Rashid made an immediate impact in the middle overs as he deceived Mohammad Haris with flight on his first ball of the night and the right-handed batter gave a simple catch to long-on. In the 12th over of the innings, which was a wicket-maiden, he had cramped captain Babar Azam for a slice on a googly through the off-side, and the ball came back to Rashid for a low catch to his right.
T20 World Cup: Curran, Rashid star in England's impressive bowling show to restrict Pakistan to 137/8
Electing to bowl first in overcast conditions, Curran (3/12) was impressive upfront and in death overs while Rashid (2/22) was stunning in the middle overs as England's meticulous planning and tactics, especially in the second half of the innings, meant they never let Pakistan get away at any stage. Both teams were off to a nervy start - Ben Stokes kickstarted the final by bowling England's first no-ball of the tournament. He then bowled a wide down the leg-side and ended up conceding eight runs in the opening over.