Opting to area, England dished out a medical bowling efficiency to limit Pakistan to a below-par 137 for 8 earlier than chasing down the goal with six balls to spare on the MCG.
Pakistan by no means had any momentum of their innings. Babar Azam (32), Mohammad Rizwan (15), Shan Masood (38) and Shadab Khan (20) had been the one ones who reached double figures.
Sam Curran (3/12) did a lot of the injury with three wickets, whereas Adil Rashid (2/22) and Chris Jordan (2/27) snapped two every.
In reply, England had been 45/3 contained in the Powerplay however Ben Stokes produced a combating fifty to take his staff dwelling. Jos Buttler (26), Harry Brook (20) and Moeen Ali (19) had been the opposite contributors.
Here’s what gamers needed to say after the T20 World Cup closing on the iconic Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG):
Jos Buttler (England captain): It’s. To win the T20 World Cup now, actually happy with everybody right here. It has been a incredible event. We went to Pakistan earlier than coming right here, which was a priceless time for the group. He has fitted in very well. We have now received a couple of Australians within the teaching workers. Enormous swing within the recreation, incredible over from Adil. Has been excellent for us within the final three video games, simply the man who makes issues occur. Once you hit a size there may be some motion. We managed to get away to a begin nevertheless it wasn’t straightforward.
Babar Azam (Pakistan captain): Congratulations to England, they fought effectively. We felt like dwelling right here, and received nice help at each venue. Thanks in your help. I simply advised the boys to play our pure recreation, however we fell 20 runs brief and the boys fought effectively with the ball. Our bowling is likely one of the finest assaults on the earth. Sadly Shaheen’s damage put us off, however that is a part of the sport.
Sam Curran (Participant of the Match | Participant of the Sequence): I do not suppose I ought to be getting this, I feel Ben Stokes ought to get this participant of the match. Large sq. boundaries, so I knew my wicket bowling would work with massive boundaries. I combined it up with slower balls to make it robust for the batter. Extremely particular. All of us look as much as him. Individuals query him however he is unimaginable. Wonderful crowd. I wished to be adaptable coming into the event. I have not bowled a lot on the loss of life earlier than. Wanted to be good with the bat too. How good is it to be a World Champ (smiles)!
Moeen Ali: This is likely one of the finest days of my cricketing profession. I really feel as a staff we deserved it, over a protracted time period we’ve got performed some superb cricket, clearly fell brief however the semis after which as we speak to win towards an excellent Pakistan facet is an incredible feeling, particularly in entrance of followers and household. It was nearly maintaining my intent, if I get out I get out, being optimistic and it was the proper stability to Stokesy, he performed some nice pictures and put in an important partnership.
Alex Hales: I positively did not suppose it (my time) would come round once more. Extremely nice feeling. The final 6-8 weeks have been so particular and gratifying, however this places an icing on the cake. I did take my time, they (Pakistan tour) had been a top quality bowling assault and it took me some time to search out my ft, I’ve actually loved this event and have performed effectively within the essential video games. Not a foul one, my ft had been caught nowhere and it was an honest ball.
Ben Stokes: In finals particularly when chasing.. you most likely overlook all of the onerous work earlier than that, how we bowled, Adil Rashid and Sam Curran gained us the sport. It was a difficult wicket and one that you just by no means felt in, so to limit them to 130-odd bowlers it’s a must to take loads of credit score for that. With that (defeat to Eire) being so early within the competitors we clearly needed to handle it, say what needed to be stated after which let it go. In tournaments like these you’ll be able to’t carry baggage with you, that was a little bit blip on the best way, credit score to Eire for turning up and beating us, however one of the best groups study from their errors and never let it have an effect on them. Fairly good night. Representing your nation in World Cups is superb.. nevertheless it has been a great one.
Chris Woakes: We have now misplaced a couple of video games in Australia however glad for this. The wicket supplied a little bit for the bowlers. The event performed an element and received the higher of us a bit.
Harry Brook: I all the time thought we might win this WC with this squad. It was an outstanding day.