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T20 World Cup final: England bowlers restrict Pakistan to 137/8

England won the toss and opted to bowl

T20 world cup finals Pakistan's captain Babar Azam plays a shot during the final of the T20 World Cup cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between England and Pakistan in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 | AP

The bowling attack of England restricted Pakistan from scoring high numbers in the T20 World Cup finals in Melbourne on Sunday. Pakistan set a target of 138 for England. 

Pakistan captain Babar Azam (32) and Shan Masood (38) made a good start but England's bowlers never let them settle and wickets tumbled in the final overs. 

Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (15), and Shadab Khan (20) were the only ones to reach double figures but they couldn't capitalise on the starts.

England's Sam Curran (3/12) did most of the damage with three wickets, while Adil Rashid (2/22) and Chris Jordon (2/27) snapped two and Ben Stokes (1/32) took one wicket.


Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi.

England: Jos Buttler (c/wk), Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid.

(With inputs from PTI) 

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