England beat Pakistan by five wickets in the T20 World Cup 2022 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13 to clinch the coveted trophy. Sam Curran (3/12) and Ben Stokes (52 not out of 49) made the chief contributions in England’s win at the MCG. With the triumph, the England Men’s team now hold both the 50-over and 20-over white-ball crowns.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has stated that he has tried to motivate the Pakistan cricket team ahead of their T20 World Cup 2022 final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13. Raja revealed that he tried to give the same message to the team that Imran Khan gave when the country won the 1992 World Cup at the same venue 30 years ago.
Pakistan came up with a terrific all-round show to defeat New Zealand by seven wickets in the first semi-final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday, November 9. Batting first after winning the toss, the Kiwis put up 152/4 in their 20 overs. Pakistan chased down the target in 19.1 overs.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has stated that it is hard to know whether playing their third match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Wednesday, November 9, will be an advantage or a disadvantage. The Kiwis began their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign in Sydney with a terrific triumph over Australia by 89 runs. They posted 200 on the board and their bowlers then held the defending champions to 111 all out.
Left-arm seamer Shaheen Afridi claimed four wickets for 22 runs, his career-best T20I performance, as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match on Sunday, November 6 in Adelaide. The win saw them book a place in the semi-final from Group 2 after South Africa were knocked out following their 13-run loss to Netherlands. India also progressed by virtue of the Proteas failing to finish in the top two.
Pakistan beat Netherlands by six wickets in match number 29 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Perth on Sunday, October 30. Pakistan had to win this Group 2 Super 12 game to stay in contention for a place in the semi-final of the ICC event.
Zimbabwe caused yet another upset in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Thursday, October 27 in Perth, defeating Pakistan by 1 run in a low-scoring contest. Batting first after winning the toss, Zimbabwe were held to 130 for 8 in their 20 overs. However, Pakistan failed to get over the line and were restricted to 129 for 8 in response.
Virat Kohli scored a sensational 82 not out in 53 balls as India beat Pakistan by four wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, October 23. Chasing 160 for victory, India lost four wickets for 31 runs. However, Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40 off 37) added 113 for the fifth wicket to give India some hope. Some incredible six-hitting from Kohli at the end took India past the finish line.
The mood has been set and all eyes now are on October 23 high voltage match when arch-rivals India and Pakistan will clash in the first Super 12 Group B game of the ongoing T20 World Cup tournament. The cricket world will surely stand still when the rivals will collide at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.