Following his facet’s T20 World Cup win after a five-wicket victory over Pakistan within the ultimate, England captain Jos Buttler heaped praises on all-rounder Ben Stokes, saying that he’s an “final competitor in something he does.” High performances from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes powered England to their second ICC T20 World Cup title after 2010, as they defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in a gripping low-scoring ultimate on the Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG) on Sunday.
“It’s (the icing on the cake). To win the T20 World Cup now, immensely pleased with everybody right here. It has been a protracted journey and few modifications however we’re reaping the rewards of how we now have performed in the previous couple of years. It has been a unbelievable match. We went to Pakistan earlier than coming right here, which was a invaluable time for the group and this felt a good distance after the Eire match however the character we confirmed from thereon in must-win video games is wonderful,” mentioned Buttler within the post-match presentation ceremony.
“He (Matthew Motts, white-ball head coach) has fitted in rather well. We now have acquired a couple of Australians within the teaching employees with us on this match and he has led the teaching employees rather well, provides the gamers nice freedom.”
About spinner Adil Rashid’s efficiency within the match, the skipper mentioned, “Large swing within the sport, that was a unbelievable over from Adil. He has been excellent for us within the final three video games, simply the man who makes issues occur and his efficiency was excellent. Once you hit the fitting size there was slightly little bit of motion and so they had been clearly bowling at a very good tempo, not straightforward in any respect.”
On Stokes’ match-winning knock, Buttler mentioned, “And that man once more, Ben Stokes is there on the finish. He is the last word competitor in something he does and has the expertise to financial institution on as properly. He timed it completely, the impetus that he and Moeen Ali had simply took it away from Pakistan.”
Coming to the match, put to bat first by England, Pakistan was diminished to 137/8 in 20 overs. Shan Masood (38) and skipper Babar Azam (32) scored most of their facet’s runs.
Sam Curran (3/12) was the main bowler for England within the finals. Spinner Adil Rashid (2/22) and pacer Chris Jordan (2/27) additionally acquired some essential wickets. Ben Stokes acquired one wicket.
Chasing 138, England was diminished to 45/3 in 5.3 overs. However a 48-run stand between Ben Stokes (52* off 49 balls with 5 fours and a six) and Moeen Ali (19 off 13 balls) swung the sport in England’s favour and so they gained their second title, their first since 2010.
Haris Rauf (2/23) was the choose of the bowlers for Pakistan. Shaheen, Wasim and Shadab picked one every.
Curran clinched the ‘Man of the Match’ for his match-winning spell within the finals.
Temporary rating: Pakistan: 137/8 (Shan Masood 38, Babar Azam 32; Sam Curran 3-12) vs England: 138/5 in 19 overs (Ben Stokes 52*, Jos Buttler 26, Haris Rauf 2/23).
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