Jos Buttler and company lifted the T20 World Cup 2022 trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on November 13. In a thrilling final in Melbourne, England defeated Pakistan by five wickets to win the Men’s T20 World Cup and claim their second consecutive world championship.
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In the midst of ferocious fast bowling, they dropped to 45-3 and 84-4 while attempting to chase down 138 in front of a loud Pakistan-supporting crowd. Ben Stokes, however, further cemented his place in English cricket lore by scoring 52 unbeaten under extreme pressure at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Sam Curran and Adil Rashid’s outstanding bowling performances were also a major factor in the victory. The celebration has begun, and English fans all over the world are reacting on social media. Check out some of the reactions:
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Meanwhile, Indian cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and others wished the victorious England team well.
Additionally, it is England’s second T20 world championship after their triumph in the West Indies in 2010. Following his iconic knock in the 2019 Ashes Test at Headingley, Stokes roared as he sped away after scoring the winning runs. His teammates quickly surrounded him before sprinting to celebrate in front of the few England supporters present in this enormous crowd of 80,462.
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Despite the challenging playing surface, England appeared to be strong favourites after their bowling performance held Pakistan to a score of 137-8. After a string of outstanding performances, Curran was rightfully named player of the tournament. He once again proved virtually impossible to hit with his combination of slow yorkers and bouncers, allowing just 12 runs off four overs.