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Pakistan vs England, Final at Melbourne, T20 WC, Nov 13 2022 - Match Result

RESULT
Final (N), Melbourne, November 13, 2022, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
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(19/20 ov, T:138) 138/5

England won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Pakistan 137/8(20 overs)
38 (28)
3/12 (4)
32 (28)
2/22 (4)
England 138/5(19 overs)
52* (49)
2/23 (4)
26 (17)
1/20 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
ENG100.11--03/124.13100.11
PAK75.371(1)0.760.462/233.7274.9
PAK69.4820(14)23.9427.721/201.6141.76
ENG62.1952(49)51.0745.41/321.1316.79
ENG61.36--02/222.8561.36
end of over 197 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 138/5CRR: 7.26 
Ben Stokes52 (49b 5x4 1x6)
Liam Livingstone1 (1b)
Mohammad Wasim 4-0-38-1
Haris Rauf 4-0-23-2

11.10pm And with that, Buttler strolls over to join his squad on the podium, and lifts the ICC T20 World Cup trophy! The fireworks go off, no champagne though - a mark of respect to two of the main men on the night, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, who take their turns to give the trophy a lift, before leading the players over to a big sign declaring them "CHAMPIONS"... which they truly are. Three finals and a semi in four World Cups since 2016, and now two wins.

And now, out comes the champers as the ticker-tape blows around the MCG. This party will go off into the night, and probably all the way to next week's ODI series against Australia too! The families are out on the field now, Buttler has a kid in each arm as he poses for photos. From Lord's in 2019 to the MCG in 2022. England certainly pick the iconic venues for their big trophy matches. And tonight a fair few ghosts of Kolkata have been put to rest too.

That's probably a wrap from the 2022 T20 World Cup. Thanks for joining us, and what a tournament it has been. Thrills, spills, upsets have abounded, but the cream has ultimately risen to the top, as you generally hope it will on the big occasions. From Miller, Karthik, Matt, Chandan and the rest of the ESPNcricinfo team, thanks and goodnight!

11.05pm And now it's England's turn to take the podium to receive their winners medals.

Jos Buttler: "This is the icing on the cake, to win the T20 World Cup, just immensely proud. A long journey and a few changes, but we're reaping the rewards. Fantastic tournament, Pakistan was a valuable time for the group, but this is a way away from the Ireland game.

On Matthew Mott, double World Champion himself: "He's fitted in really well, quite a few Aussies with us. He's led the coaching staff really well, gives the players great freedom and allows us to go out and trust ourselves.

"Adil's over was outstanding, he's always the guy we throw the ball to to take something happen. It wasn't easy at all, got away to a decent start which controlled the run-rate, and that man Ben Stokes was there at the end.

On Stokes: "He's the ultimate competitor. In anything he does, a hell of a lot of experience to bank on, he timed it perfectly the impetus he and Moeen had took it away from Pakistan."

11.02pm Up step the Pakistan squad to collect their runners-up medals... but no Afridi sadly, he's still having treatment on that knee. Beaten but unbowed today. They so nearly defended 137 in a magnificent bowling display.

Babar Azam: "Congratulations to England team, we felt like everyone came here to support us, thank you so much. The way the team has gone in the last four matches, incredible. I told the boys to play their natural game, with freedom. We were 20 runs short but fight to the last over was unbelievable. Our bowling is one of the best but unfortunately Shaheen's injury cost us a different result, but that's part of the game."

10.57pm Nearly time for England to get hold of their trophy... the umpires are receiving their medals, and now so does Curran, as he gets official hold of his Player of the Match award. And he stays on the podium to collect his Player of the Tournament award too. Who needs weights training when you have ICC trinkets to flex?

Abinash Das: "It's true that history has a tendency to repeat itself, however, only those who challenge history are the ones who make it. Today team England not only challenged history but also wrote it with their clutch performance."

Saisudhakar: "Stokesy is the only the player who was part of last of over's in all three world cups 2016, 2019 " Indeed. Two from three ain't a terrible return!

10.51pm The presentations will be coming up shortly, so stay tuned. In fact, here they are.

Sam Curran is Player of the Match: "I don't think I should be getting this, the way Stokesy played there... we're going to enjoy this occasion, very special.

"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. World Champions, how good!"

On Stokes: "People question him, but there's no questioning him... he's the man!"

And Sam Curran is also the Player of the Tournament. "A little bit lost for words. We're going to enjoy this."

10.46pm So, the instant reaction for England is a mix of relief, jubilation but also quiet vindication that they've got their rewards for their white-ball standards over the past few years. Pakistan were superb in their defence of a low total, but Stokes' calm presence kept England in the hunt during a dicey middle period. And what might have been if Afridi hadn't been at mid-off for that fateful catch?

Adil Rashid: "So proud of the boys, the position from the early tomorrow to now... we were nervous in the run-chase, but we knew we've got the firepower to get over the line. This doesn't happen often, so we'll cherish this for a long time."

And to Eoin Morgan, his former captain turned Sky pundit, he adds: "Thank you for picking me!"

"As a unit we bowled magnificently," he says. And he's not wrong.

Here's Stokes: "In finals, especially chasing, you forgot all the hard work that came first. To restrict them to 130, the bowlers have to take a lot of credit. With Ireland being so early in the competition, we had to address it, we can't carry baggage in tournaments. The best teams take it on the chin, and move onto the next challenge. A pretty good evening.

How does it rank compared to 2019? "It's been a good one..." Diplomatically put!

Moeen Ali: "One of the best days of my cricketing career. As a team we've deserved it over a long period of time. It was about keeping my intent, if I was going to get out it was to get out being positive."

Alex Hales: "I didn't think this chance would come again, so special to be involved, this is the icing on the cake. Pakistan are a high-quality attack so took time to find my feet... got a decent ball today!"

Harry Brook speaks to Sky... "So good... a lot of people would expect to be winning the World Cup at 23... but we've shown the world how good we are tonight. Thought the wicket would be better, but a phenomenal day. Crowd have been fantastic.

Woakes: "Lost a lot of games in Australia to win here at the MCG... amazing. The wicket offered a bit to the quicks, but the occasion played into that, gets the better of people, but we got over the line."

10.37pm Out surges the England bench, off go the fireworks. Handshakes, backslaps and huge sighs of relief all round from the victors. That was a fantastic final, and who knows how things might have panned out but for that awful untimely injury to Shaheen? Fingers crossed for a swift recovery, but this is England's moment. Six years on from heartbreak in Kolkata, Stokes has his T20 redemption, and seals his place in history with unbeaten half-centuries in consecutive World Cup victories!

18.6
1
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, 1 run

that'll do! Battered through midwicket from the full length, and Stokes has guided England to double World Cup glory!

18.5
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, no run

swing and a miss! Stokes winds for the glory stroke, but it's wide of off and through to the keeper

Scores level... one shot to win it...

18.4
4
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, FOUR runs

full toss, outside off, cracked off the back foot for Stokes' fifty! Beats deep cover, and that is Stokes' first fifty in T20I cricket. Did you ever doubt he'd find the right stage for it?

18.3
1
Mohammad Wasim to Livingstone, 1 run

full length, firm clip to the on-side, a single it is

Liam Livingstone arrives with six to win... penny for his thoughts... he launched one out of the Gabba in the warm-up against Pakistan... suspect singles will suffice today!

18.2
W
Mohammad Wasim to Moeen Ali, OUT

full and straight, and Moeen is gone! Fires in the yorker, takes the inside-edge, onto leg stump. Not much celebration from Wasim, but it's a glimmer...

Moeen Ali b Mohammad Wasim 19 (13b 3x4 0x6 30m) SR: 146.15
18.1
1
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, 1 run

very full, inside-edge on a defensive push into the covers, miss that and it's a pretty plumb lbw

A Pakistan-jersey wearing supporter waves a Union Jack in the crowd. It's been that sort of a day.

end of over 185 runs
ENG: 131/4CRR: 7.27 RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 from 12b
Ben Stokes46 (45b 4x4 1x6)
Moeen Ali19 (12b 3x4)
Haris Rauf 4-0-23-2
Mohammad Wasim 3-0-31-0
17.6
1
Haris Rauf to Stokes, 1 run

back of a length, Stokes dabs down into the off side, picks off the single and keeps the strike. England need seven from two overs.

17.5
Haris Rauf to Stokes, no run

snorting bouncer! Quick and straight at the lid! Stokes sways inside the line and grins

17.4
Haris Rauf to Stokes, no run

tight line, extra bounce from middle and leg, and Stokes is rapped on the thumb in his defensive push back to the bowler

17.3
2
Haris Rauf to Stokes, 2 runs

on the back foot, rising into a cut to backward point... Stokes wants two and Moeen has to scamper! Might have been close, but no cigar

17.2
1
Haris Rauf to Moeen Ali, 1 run

full toss, off stump line, driven flat to wide mid-off, another single to chip away

17.1
1
Haris Rauf to Stokes, 1 run

hits the pitch hard, on a leg-stump line, under-edges the pull to the leg side

Last roll of the dice time for Pakistan. Wickets or bust. It's Rauf for his last over

end of over 1716 runs
ENG: 126/4CRR: 7.41 RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 from 18b
Moeen Ali18 (11b 3x4)
Ben Stokes42 (40b 4x4 1x6)
Mohammad Wasim 3-0-31-0
Iftikhar Ahmed 0.5-0-13-0

Azfar: "18 off last 4 balls.. Exactly what Pakistan managed in last 4 OVERS!!! " There is also that. England were superb at the death

16.6
4
Mohammad Wasim to Moeen Ali, FOUR runs

short ball, swings hard, steepling top-edge to the rope! High over the keeper's head. This horse has bolted now...

16.5
1
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, 1 run

fuller length and pressed into the covers for the single

16.4
2
Mohammad Wasim to Stokes, 2 runs

pulled around the corner, finds space in the deep to take the rate below a run a ball

Danish: "Please tell what happened to Afridi? I am not watching match live" He underwent knee surgery this year, it seems that knee has buckled while taking the catch of Brook. So sad

16.3
1
Mohammad Wasim to Moeen Ali, 1 run

fuller length, into the toes, clipped to mid-on

16.2
4
Mohammad Wasim to Moeen Ali, FOUR runs

swivels into the pull and has Pakistan's challenge been extinguished? The jeopardy has suddenly vanished and England trust themselves to go for their strokes again!

16.1
4
Mohammad Wasim to Moeen Ali, FOUR runs

Moeen leans back and smokes one! Width, wallop, hard and flat over the covers. The sound off the bat said it all

end of over 1613 runs
ENG: 110/4CRR: 6.87 RRR: 7.00 • Need 28 from 24b
Ben Stokes39 (38b 4x4 1x6)
Moeen Ali5 (7b)
Iftikhar Ahmed 0.5-0-13-0
Haris Rauf 3-0-18-2

28 off 24, and breathing room for England

15.6
6
Iftikhar to Stokes, SIX runs

in the air.... clean over long-off! Stokes seizes on his drill through the line, Babar leaps but there's too much oomph in that one! Huge over in every possible sense. England had an unexpected match-up, and took a match to it!

15.5
4
Iftikhar to Stokes, FOUR runs

pounded through the covers! Leaning back as the ball skids into his cut, and timed fiercely to the rope!

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
BA Stokes
52 runs (49)
5 fours1 six
Productive shot
cover drive
17 runs
3 fours0 six
Control
63%
Shan Masood
38 runs (28)
2 fours1 six
Productive shot
slog shot
11 runs
1 four1 six
Control
72%
Best performances - bowlers
SM Curran
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
3
ECO
3
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
AU Rashid
O
4
M
1
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultEngland won the 2022/23 ICC Men's T20 World Cup
Match numberT20I no. 1879
Match days13 November 2022 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
ENG 100%
PAKENG
100%50%100%PAK InningsENG Innings

Over 19 • ENG 138/5

Moeen Ali b Mohammad Wasim 19 (13b 3x4 0x6 30m) SR: 146.15
W
England won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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