T20 World Cup Final 2022: ENG crowned champions, beat PAK by five wickets
Pakistan vs England Live Score Updates, T20 World Cup Final 2022: England won the toss and decided to field first in the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Both teams were unchanged from their semi-finals.
Earlier, Pakistan qualified for the semifinals after losing their first two Super 12 games and winning the next three before knocking out New Zealand of the final four with a seven wicket win. England on the other hand finished second in Group 1 of the Super 12 stages with seven points and beat India by 10 wickets in 2nd semifinal to reach the summit clash.
The build-up to the final has revolved around how Sunday’s clash is a throwback to the 1992 World Cup final at the same Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Imran Khan-led Pakistan clinched their maiden world trophy by defeating England.
The campaign of Babar Azam’s team has had shades of that vintage side’s title run. Like in 1992, nobody trusted this Pakistan team to reach the knockouts, especially after they were beaten by India and later faced embarrassment after losing to Zimbabwe.