After England won the T20 World Cup by defeating Pakistan in the final by five wickets, Google lit up the search engine page with a fireworks animation. On searching England vs Pakistan, users were amazed to see fireworks on the search results page as a mark of celebration for England winning the T20 World Cup final.
Batting first, Pakistan had set a target of 138 for England to chase. England chased it down with an over to spare and became the first team in the history of cricket to be the world champions in both the ODI and T20 formats of the game.
England pacer Sam Curran was the man of the match after he took three wickets from four overs, conceding only 12 runs.
England’s Ben Stokes played a crucial 52-run knock off 49 balls helping his team chase down the 138-run target set by Pakistan.
Pakistan’s top scorer, Shan Masood, scored 38 runs off of 28 balls. After 15 overs, Pakistan was on track for a respectable total with 120 runs; however, they lost one wicket after another in the final five overs, which stifled the flow of runs as a result.
One of the strongest bowling attacks in the world, Pakistan’s, got off to a strong start by picking wickets frequently. A required run rate of nearly seven per over haunted the English at one stage, keeping the match in the balance. However, once Sahin Afridi was injured and could not bowl his last two overs, the match fully slipped away from Pakistan’s hands.
England last won the T20 World Cup in 2010. Led by Jos Butler, they will be lifting the coveted trophy after 12 long years.