Joss Butler’s England national team on Sunday wrote a new chapter in the history of cricket by winning their second T20 World Cup title. The Three Lions defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets to become the only team to win two world titles in T20 after the West Indies. Also, the English team now holds the 50th World Cup and T20 World Cup simultaneously and the first country ever to achieve this remarkable feat.
England outperformed Pakistan across the administrations in its overall performance. The pressure was always on Babar Azam & Co. because their beating never really thrived against the mighty English bowling offensive led by Sam Curran and brilliantly supported by the likes of Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan. Butler’s shooters were so effective that the Pakistani hitters could only muster 8 strokes and a couple of sixes. Shan Masood scored the highest with 28 balls 38 as Pakistan recorded a drop of 137/8 in their 20 ball stakes.
In response, Ben Stokes unleashed the match winner himself and made it an unforgettable game with an unbeaten 52 out of 49 deliveries. England chased the goal with six balls to avoid it.
Their eyes were completely focused on the Pakistan vs England match and once it was over, social media was filled with congratulatory posts for the new world champions. Virat Kohli, top scorer of the 2022 T20 World Cup, congratulated England on their impressive victory.
Here are more reactions from the cricket fraternity.
– Muhammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 13, 2022
Back with phone signal and BOOM! Never doubt it, Tweet embed !
– Kevin Petersen (@kp24) November 13, 2022
– Ashok Dinda (@dindaashoke) November 13, 2022
Woody to the rescue again. The Tweet embed Boys who really love shit from the AAA aisle tonight.
Tim Bresnan (@timbresnan) November 13, 2022
– Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 13, 2022
Lesson from this world T20: Pakistan can’t win the cup just by bowling, India The cup cannot be won by simply hitting. England has rackets, spinners, pacers, field players, and luck
– Muhammad Kaif November 13, 2022
Pakistan bowling played a match… To be honest, only Pakistan could expand England that far. Premium bowling unit. #T20WorldCupFinal
Akash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 13, 2022
England played well. He really deserved to really stand out in the white ball game for the past five years. Pakistan showed great spirit to reach the final and they will improve.
– Ian Raphael Bishop (Irbishi) November 13, 2022
– Sanath Jayasuriya (@Sanath07) November 13, 2022
Many congratulations to England on their massive victory over Pakistan in #T20WorldCup2022 Finals, outstanding efforts made by both teams and the hats to @Benstokes38 for his outstanding performance.# Instagram
– Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 13, 2022
Congratulations to England on their victory in #T20WorldCup. It’s been great for the past couple of years and that’s just the icing on the cake. Bad luck for Pakistan who fought hard but England were very good. Ben Stokes – Man of Steel.
– Abhinav Mukund (mukundabhinav) November 13, 2022
– VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 13, 2022
You did a great bowling all through the World Cup in Pakistan #T20WorldCup
– S Badrinath (@s_badrinath) November 13, 2022
Six years after Stokes saddened the 2016 final in Kolkata when West Indies Carlos Brathwaite beat him for four straight years in the final, the multi-skilled player finally found redemption by rising to the occasion in the MCG and closing out England’s second T20 World Cup. .