Men in Green have set England a modest target of 138 runs in the final of T20 World Cup 2022 being played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Babar-led squad could manage to score meager 137 runs by losing eight wickets, around 30 scores short of prediction. Green shirts made 29 runs at the loss of one wicket in the first five overs.
Batters earlier struggled to make a foundation for a big score against in-form England as they scored 100 in the 15th over.
Flamboyant player Rizwan was first dismissed on a mere 15. Inside edges a fuller in-swinging delivery, Sam Curran draws the blood for England. Later skipper Babar Azam, and young blood Haris take Green Shirts to 39/1 in power-play.
Mohammad Haris was then dismissed as Adil Rashid strikes with his maiden ball. Haris attempted to charge down the track but was taken by Ben Stokes at long-on.
Skipper Babar Azam was then dismissed with 32 off 28 and middle order Shan Masood and Iftikhar attempted to gain momentum.
Later, Iftikhar was out for naught while Shan Masood made 32 runs off 28.
The mega event’s final game is expected to be a nail-biting contest as these two sides have got momentum in the middle of the tournament and looked to field their best teams in the final. Currently, both sides’ players are more confident and their morals are also at their peak.
Initially, Babar’s team and Job Buttler’s side had a scratchy start to the tournament. Pakistan, in fact, lost both their first two matches against India and Zimbabwe respectively.