The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Final between England and Pakistan will be played on Sunday, November 13, at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
At the Adelaide Oval Cricket Ground on Thursday, England easily defeated India by 10 wickets to go to the T20 World Cup Final. On Wednesday, November 9, Pakistan defeated New Zealand in the Semifinal 1 match to proceed to the Final.
30 years after the two countries squared off in the 1992 ODI World Cup final at the same location, England will now play Pakistan in the tournament’s championship match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
England is now one victory away from being the first side to simultaneously hold two Men’s World Cup championships.
England Team had done well to restrict India to 168/6 and may have confined them to a lesser score if not for the brilliance of Hardik Pandya, who smashed a fifty in rapid succession to give his team a fighting chance. The innings was saved by Virat Kohli’s fourth fifty of the competition, which prevented it from collapsing. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were out cheaply, but Suryakumar Yadav’s score of 14 was the knockout blow.
Virat Kohli’s 50 off 40 balls included four fours and one six. It was his fourth fifty of the tournament. Hardik Pandya’s 63 off 33 balls, which included four fours and five sixes at a strike rate of 190.91, gave the Indian innings a huge boost. With 68 runs off the last five overs, India reached 168/6.
Alex Hales and Jos Buttler batted with purpose against India and took the Men in Blue out of the game in the powerplay itself. In the powerplay, the two of them worked together to score 63 runs.
Post power-play, Hales and Buttler stepped up the attack against Indian bowlers and could comfortably win the match. They crossed Indian score of 168 in 16 overs only.
Brief Scores: India 168/6 in 20 overs (Hardik Pandya 63, Virat Kohli 50; Chris Jordan 3/43, Adil Rashid 1/20) lost to England 170/0 in 16 overs (Alex Hales 86 not out, Jos Buttler 80 not out).