Jos Butler led England cricket team won the T20 World Cup on Sunday by defeating Pakistan by five wickets in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

Pakistan had set a target of 138 for England to chase, and then followed it up with some great bowling performance. However, after their star pacer, Shaheen Afridi had to walk off the field with an injury, Pakistan were left at a loss. England managed to chase down the target with one over to spare.

England bowler Sam Curran was declared the man of the match for taking 3 wickets from four overs conceding only 12 runs.

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England’s Ben Stokes scored a crucial half-century to take the English to their second T20 World Cup win. England are currently the only team to be winners of the World Cup in both the 50-over and the 20-over formats at the same time.

Afridi’s injury proved costly to Pakistan as England started hitting big when Iftikhar Ahmed came to bowl the rest of the over. Moin Ali took on Ahmed and followed it up in the next over by hitting one boundary after another.

Shan Masood was the highest scorer for Pakistan with 38 runs from 28 balls. Pakistan were set for a good score with 120 runs at the end of 15 overs, however, they lost many wickets in the last five overs and the flow of runs also got choked as a result.

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The Pakistan bowling attack, considered one of the best in the world, started well by taking wickets at regular intervals. The match was at a fine balance at one point with a required run rate of close to seven per over haunting the English. The boundaries were also coming thin and slow for them. 

However, Shaheen Afridi’s departure mid-over tilted the scale and eventually resulted in England being crowned the T20 World Cup champions.