Pakistan vs England LIVE Updates, T20 World Cup Final 2022: Babar Azam c and b Adil Rashid 32(28) [4s-2]

PAK vs ENG FINAL
PAK vs ENG FINAL

T20 World Cup Final, Pakistan vs England, Live Score Updates: Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan made a solid start to Pakistan vs England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

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England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and elected to bowl first. There has been no change in both the teams for the summit clash. Pakistan and England are preparing to win the T20 World Cup for the second time.

17.6

Jordan to Mohammad Wasim Jr, no run

17.5

Jordan to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, short of length around off, Nawaz rides the bounce and knocks it towards cover

17.4

Jordan to Mohammad Wasim Jr, 3 runs, drama! Wasim cracks the cut uppishly to backward point and Brook puts down a tough chance. The duo decide to cross over and Jordan has a shy at the bowler’s end, misses and the throw is wide of a backing up Stokes, Nawaz wants strike and pushes Wasim for the third, they just manage to make it in

17.3

Jordan to Mohammad Wasim Jr, no run, back of a length at the batter, Wasim can only knock it to mid-on

Mohammad Wasim Jr, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.2

Jordan to Shadab Khan, out Caught by Woakes!! England continue to plug away at the wickets. This is another biggie with 16 balls left. Jordan goes short and into the wicket, Shadab backs away and is rushed on the cross-batted shot and ends up splicing it to mid-off where Woakes takes the simplest of catches. Shadab Khan c Woakes b Jordan 20(14) [4s-2]

Jordan to Shadab Khan, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

17.1

Jordan to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, slower short of length at the body, Nawaz helps it along the way to fine leg

Chris Jordan [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

16.6

Sam Curran to Shadab Khan, no run, what an over, 3 runs and a wicket. Short of length angled across, Shadab arches back to ramp but misses

16.5

Sam Curran to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, short and into the wicket, Nawaz pulls to deep square leg

Mohammad Nawaz:
–Go-to-stroke: Charges and heaves over mid-on/mid-wicket
–Strengths: Can be a very good bet against right-handers in the powerplay, usually bowls wicket-to-wicket
–Current form: Hasn’t had much to do with the ball, but recovered fairly well after that last-over horror against India at the MCG.

16.4

Sam Curran to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, full and around off, Nawaz drives firmly to mid-off and hence cannot rotate the strike

Mohammad Nawaz, left handed bat, comes to the crease

16.3

Sam Curran to Masood, out Caught by Livingstone!! Curran’s having a fine tournament. He has been Buttler’s go-to bowler and this is the reason why – provides the crucial breakthroughs. It is the hard length and Masood tries his best to get under it, but can only mistime the pull to deep mid-wicket, Livingstone was well inside the rope as he took the catch. A set batter at this stage is a massive wicket. Masood c Livingstone b Sam Curran 38(28) [4s-2 6s-1]

Sam Curran to Masood, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

16.2

Sam Curran to Masood, no run, smart from Curran. He saw Masood make room and kept it well outside off, Masood cannot reach it and it is a dot

No sign of any kind of dew coming down as yet. England would obviously want dew to come down and get the pitch skidding on. They just got to give it everything now because par and below par against this England batting line-up won’t be enough. So, they gotta go for it now,” reckons Nasser Hussain.

16.1

Sam Curran to Masood, 2 runs, short and into the body, Masood gets into an awkward position and miscues the pull to square leg

Sam Curran [2.0-0-5-1] is back into the attack

15.6

Stokes to Masood, 1 run, banged into the surface, Masood gets on top of the bounce and pulls to deep mid-wicket

15.5

Stokes to Shadab Khan, 3 runs, slower ball bowled into the surface, Shadab waits and pulls it in front of square, tag team of Curran and Livingstone saves the boundary but Masood pushes Shadab for the third and the pair get it comfortably

15.4

Stokes to Masood, 1 run, loopy slower ball, Masood backs away and squeezes the drive to sweeper cover

15.3

Stokes to Shadab Khan, 1 run, short of length on off, Shadab gets inside the line and tucks it behind square on the leg-side

15.2

Stokes to Shadab Khan, FOUR, Salt does well of getting there but the ball slips past his grasp and rolls into the cushions. Shadab makes room and cracks the drive in front of square, that ball was racing and Salt almost managed to save two

15.2

Stokes to Shadab Khan, wide, once more tries to follow Shadab with a slower ball but strays too far down leg, wide called

15.1

Stokes to Shadab Khan, 2 runs, moves away and Stokes follows him, Shadab flicks it wide of deep mid-wicket and scampers back

Ben Stokes [3.0-0-19-1] is back into the attack

14.6

Jordan to Shadab Khan, 1 run, angled in and Shadab wanted to help it along the way, but picks out deep backward square perfectly

14.5

Jordan to Masood, 1 run, backs away and does not get the room to work with, chops the cut to sweeper cover and Shadab is content with a single

14.4

Jordan to Masood, FOUR, on a length and around off, Masood drives it into the surface and it bounces over the extra cover fielder, the outfield has certainly quickened as the game has progressed as the ball races away

14.3

Jordan to Shadab Khan, 1 run, in the air and safe. Could have Hales attack more? 139kph full delivery and Shadab throws his bat on the big shot, the outside edge flies towards third man and Hales plays it safe, takes it on the bounce

Adil Rashid in three must win games
1/16 vs SL (Nissanka)
1/20 vs Ind (Surya)
2/22 vs Pak (Haris, Babar)
In the ten T20Is before these games, he had picked just two wickets.

14.2

Jordan to Masood, 1 run, charges down and is cramped for room, mistimes the heave to mid-on and races to the other end, beating Stokes’ throw

The physio is coming out to check on Masood and conduct the mandatory concussion test. He’s fine and ready to continue

14.1

Jordan to Masood, no run, well-directed short ball and Masood is a tad early into the pull shot, he misses and is clonked on the side of the helmet. 135kph delivery but seemed to have come on a lot slower

Chris Jordan [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

13.6

Adil Rashid to Shadab Khan, no run, finishes his spell with a top delivery. Flighted and drawing Shadab into the drive, the ball spins away to beat the outside edge and luckily Shadab does not overbalance and leave the crease. Rashid’s impressive figures – 4-1-22-2

13.5

Adil Rashid to Masood, 1 run, drifted across the left hander, Masood cuts it square and the sweeper tidies up

13.4

Adil Rashid to Shadab Khan, 1 run, touch quicker and Shadab eases it to sweeper cover, just a single

13.3

Adil Rashid to Shadab Khan, FOUR, tosses it up for Shadab as well and gets punished, he gets under the ball and lofts it straight back over Rashid

13.2

Adil Rashid to Masood, 1 run, floated up invitingly and Masood can only drive it down to long-on

13.1

Adil Rashid to Shadab Khan, 1 run, shortens the length and pushes it through, Shadab pulls to long-on

12.6

Stokes to Shadab Khan, 1 run, short of length around off, Shadab drops it with soft hands into the off-side and the duo cross over

12.5

Stokes to Masood, 1 run, slower ball angled across, Masood runs it past a diving Buttler and down to third man

12.4

Stokes to Masood, 2 runs, short of length at the hips, Masood pulls it behind square on the leg-side and since it was not off the middle, he was able to rush back for the second. It was tight but he made it in

Shadab Khan:
–Go-to-stroke: Predominantly leg-side basher but equally skillful on the off-side
–Strengths:Trusts his leg-break more often and can play the counter-attacking role with the bat
–Current form: Has been Pakistan’s best player this tournament, and bagged 2 Player of the Match awards so far

12.3

Stokes to Shadab Khan, 1 run, first ball and Shadab gives the charge, goes off the toe-end to the right of slip and the pair race across for a quick single

Shadab Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

12.2

Stokes to Iftikhar Ahmed, out Caught by Buttler!! Jaffa! Stokes has got the most swing out of all the England bowlers and he gets one to straighten in the 13th over as well. Iftikhar walks back without troubling the scorers and Pakistan are in trouble, lost back to back wickets now. Good length ball around off-stump and Iftikhar has to play because of Stokes’ angle but the ball straightens, takes the shoulder of the bat and carries nicely to Buttler. Iftikhar Ahmed c Buttler b Stokes 0(6)

Stokes to Iftikhar Ahmed, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

The physio is out there to check on Masood. That is going to be painful but some magic spray should help him out.

“Awkward shot. Really awkward shot from a class player. Weird sort of dismissal from a player with so much ability,” Ian Smith on watching the replays of Babar Azam’s dismissal.

12.1

Stokes to Masood, leg byes, 1 run, ouch! Back of a length and Masood wanted to tuck it into the leg-side, closes the bat face and misses, the ball hits him on the left elbow and rolls to backward point. He clutches his arm as soon as he completes the run

Ben Stokes [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

11.6

Adil Rashid to Iftikhar Ahmed, no run, wicket maiden! Whoa! This is terrific bowling from Rashid and he had Iftikhar on his fingers there. The googly and Iftikhar tries to push it through the covers, but ekes out an inside edge adjacent to the wicket on the leg-side

11.5

Adil Rashid to Iftikhar Ahmed, no run, flatter and bowled from front of the hand, Iftikhar knocks it back to Rashid

11.4

Adil Rashid to Iftikhar Ahmed, no run .. and again. Tossed up and draws Iftikhar forward before beating him with the away spin

11.3

Adil Rashid to Iftikhar Ahmed, no run, more turn and this time the ball beats the bat. Iftikhar is rooted to the crease and goes following after the ball

11.2

Adil Rashid to Iftikhar Ahmed, no run, slower and spinning away, Iftikhar defends it down the wicket

10.6

Livingstone to Masood, 2 runs, to deep backward point

10.5

Livingstone to Masood, SIX, shot! This is a lovely shot. He steps out and does not get as close to the ball as he would have liked but still goes through with the loft,

10.5

Livingstone to Masood, wide, slower and turning away outside off, Masood lets it pass and collects the wide

10.4

Livingstone to Masood, FOUR, smashed! Once more shimmies out and this time gets under the length, bashes it up and over the bowler, Livingstone thought about going for the catch but the ball had passed him before he could react

10.3

Livingstone to Masood, no run, comes down the track and almost yorks himself, jams the drive back to Livingstone

Livingstone will bowl off-spin to Masood

10.2

Livingstone to Babar Azam, 1 run, fraction short and Babar chops the cut towards backward point

10.1

Livingstone to Babar Azam, 2 runs, low full toss and Babar whips it to deep mid-wicket, easy brace

9.6

Adil Rashid to Masood, 2 runs, slightly short outside off, Masood cuts wide of backward point who dives across but fails to make a clean stop. Another couple of runs

9.6

Adil Rashid to Masood, wide, down the leg-side, Masood tries a paddle-swat but misses

9.5

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, 1 run, drifting in on middle, Babar works it behind square

9.4

Adil Rashid to Masood, 1 run, floated up on middle and leg, Masood gets inside the line as he sweeps to deep backward square

9.3

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, 1 run, Babar hangs back to a googly that’s quite full, Rashid gets excited for a moment but he manages to knock it down to long-on

9.2

Adil Rashid to Masood, 1 run, cut away to sweeper cover

9.1

Adil Rashid to Masood, 2 runs, tossed up around middle and leg, Masood flicks it nicely and they pick up another two. This is good stuff from these two, using the long boundaries and running hard

8.6

Jordan to Babar Azam, no run, driven firmly but straight to mid-on. No run there

8.5

Jordan to Masood, 1 run, advances down but then has to reach out for this delivery outside off. Doesn’t find much timing as he cuts through cover

8.4

Jordan to Masood, 2 runs, back of a length on middle, Masood tucks it through the gap at midwicket and they push hard to make it back for the second

Chris Jordan:
–The king of slower ball variations
–Perhaps the best fielder in England currently
–Bowls in the high 130ks and has a good mix of deceptive slower ball

8.3

Jordan to Babar Azam, 1 run, cuts it down to third man

8.2

Jordan to Babar Azam, FOURwhat timing from Babar as he whips it away to the long leg boundary! It’s not that bad a delivery from Jordan. Back of a length on middle, Babar shuffles across, and then uses the wrists beautifully to pick it away off his hip

8.1

Jordan to Masood, 1 run, good length delivery wide of off, Masood slaps it to deep point

Chris Jordan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

7.6

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, 2 runs, almost an action replay of the previous delivery with Babar playing it with very soft hands into the on-side and racing back for two

7.5

Adil Rashid to Babar Azam, 2 runs, tossed up and drifting in on middle and leg, Babar nudges it gently through the midwicket region. It’s a long boundary and the fielder has a lot of ground to cover running in off the rope. Enough time to get back for two

Adil Rashid:
–“A real strike weapon” in the words of Adam Gilchrist
–England’s middle overs messiah in white ball cricket
–Doesn’t get flustered by big hits and uses the variations smartly

7.4

Adil Rashid to Masood, 1 run, swept away to deep square for a single

Shan Masood:
–Go-to-stroke: Prefers making room and targetting off-side boundaries
–Strengths: Can hold the innings together during the middle-overs and loves using his feet against spin
–Current form: Started off with a fifty against India and remained not out thrice in 6 innings so far

7.3

Adil Rashid to Masood, no run, flat on middle and leg, Masood tucks it to midwicket

7.2

Adil Rashid to Masood, no run, beaten! Might’ve been the googly that was pushed through quicker. It skids off a length past off stump, Masood tries using the pace to run it fine but it goes past the edge

Shan Masood, left handed bat, comes to the crease

7.1

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Haris, out Caught by Stokes!! Immediate impact from Rashid! He was brilliant against India in the semis and he strikes first ball here in the final. Haris wanted to take on the legspinner straightaway, came dancing down but got completely deceived in the flight. Eventually had to reach out in front of the body for his lofted shot and miscued it in the air to long-on. Mohammad Haris c Stokes b Adil Rashid 8(12) [4s-1]

Adil Rashid to Mohammad Haris, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

6.6

Stokes to Mohammad Haris, 1 run, to fine leg

Ravi Shastri about Mohammad Haris: “He reminds me of a very young Inzamam. In 1992, 30 years ago, he was brought in deep end of the tournament in pressure situations and was asked to take attacks apart which he did”

6.5

Stokes to Mohammad Haris, 2 runs, dances down and uses that bottom hand to good effect to power it over mid-off.

6.4

Stokes to Mohammad Haris, no run, banged in short, it whistles past the swinging blade of Haris, beating him for pace and bounce

6.3

Stokes to Babar Azam, 1 run, short of length around the waist, Babar pulls to deep square leg

6.2

Stokes to Mohammad Haris, 1 run, short of length around off, Haris steps across the stumps looking to pull but mistimes it wide of mid-on

6.1

Stokes to Babar Azam, 1 run, short of length into the body, Babar pulls it to deep square

Ben Stokes [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack

5.6

Woakes to Mohammad Haris, FOUR, to fine leg

Jonny Bairstow might have missed this World Cup due to injury, but he ain’t missing watching his team play the all-important finals. “Sam Curran once again,” he just tweeted.

5.6

Woakes to Mohammad Haris, wide

5.5

Woakes to Mohammad Haris, no run, another dot. 0 off 6 balls is Haris. There’s a sledge aimed at him from Brook.

5.4

Woakes to Mohammad Haris, no run, none of the five balls he’s faced so far have been without drama! And he’s still not off the mark. Back of a length around off, it’s a slower one that climbs on Haris and loops off the bat shoulder in front of backward point

5.3

Woakes to Babar Azam, 1 run, miscued in the air but safe! Back of a length outside off, it stops on Babar as he pulls and he’s not in any control. But it loops over midwicket

Did you know: Mohammad Haris has been nicknamed ‘Google’ during his U-19 days as he loves reading about everything. (Info credits – Mel Jones)

5.2

Woakes to Babar Azam, FOUR, that’s an awful delivery and Babar helps himself to four! Slower one down leg with fine leg in the ring. Babar whips it away over the man

5.1

Woakes to Babar Azam, no run, pitched up at the stumps, Babar flicks to midwicket

4.6

Sam Curran to Mohammad Haris, no run

STAT: Most wkts for England in a T20 World Cup
11 Sam Curran (2022) *
10 Ryan Sidebottom (2010)
10 Graeme Swann (2010)
10 David Willey (2016)

4.5

Sam Curran to Mohammad Haris, no run

4.4

Sam Curran to Mohammad Haris, no run, short of length outside off, Haris tries using the pace with a late dab but fails to get it wide of short third

4.3

Sam Curran to Mohammad Haris, no run, aggression from Haris straightaway! Full length outside off, and he crashes it hard to mid-off

Mohammad Haris, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Mohammad Haris:
–Go-to-stroke: Loves the pull shot over mid-wicket
–Strengths: Fearless approach, can play innovative strokes against pace/spin
–Current form: Has been hitting it pretty well and his primary focus would be to create maximum impact in minimum time.

4.2

Sam Curran to Rizwan, out Bowled!! Curran with the breakthrough! It’s a full delivery slanted away outside off, Rizwan has a go at it looking to crash it through the covers, and he drags it back off the inside edge! Rizwan b Sam Curran 15(14) [6s-1]

Sam Curran to Rizwan, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

4.1

Sam Curran to Babar Azam, 1 run, that’s a desperate dive from Rizwan and he might’ve hurt himself here! This delivery was tucked to short fine leg for a quick single. Rizwan would’ve been comfortably home even without the dive. He’s getting some attention from the physio

3.6

Woakes to Babar Azam, 3 runs, between mid-wicket and long-on

3.5

Woakes to Rizwan, 1 run, to cover

3.4

Woakes to Rizwan, no run, slower length ball slanted in on middle. Rizwan tucks it wide of midwicket and looks for a single but it’s not there. Woakes took pace off by holding it back in his fingers upon release

3.3

Woakes to Babar Azam, 1 run, full delivery around off, Babar pushes wide of mid-on for a single

3.2

Woakes to Rizwan, 1 run, gentle outswinger shaping away from a length, Rizwan knocks it wide of point

3.1

Woakes to Rizwan, SIX, Rizwan picks the slower ball and dispatches it with the slog-sweep over square leg! Only 111kph from Woakes as he floats it up at the stumps, and it gets met by Rizwan as he goes down on one knee

2.6

Sam Curran to Babar Azam, no run

2.5

Sam Curran to Babar Azam, no run, width outside off, Babar looks to cut but misses

Sam Curran:
–Jos Buttler’s go-to bowler at the death
–Can bowl at any stage of the game
–Swing, seam, slower ball, bumper – he has it all
–Usually clocks around 125-130ks

2.4

Sam Curran to Rizwan, 1 run, back of a length on off, Rizwan is cramped for room on the cut and it strikes him on the glove before rolling in front of backward point

2.3

Sam Curran to Rizwan, 2 runs, pitched up on middle, Rizwan flicks it behind square and charges back for the second

2.2

Sam Curran to Babar Azam, 1 run, good length outside off, Babar drives on the up and nails it through the covers. But there is a fielder protecting that boundary in the deep

2.1

Sam Curran to Babar Azam, no run, full and wide outside off, Babar throws his hands at it but misses. It finishes just inside the wide marker

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

1.6

Woakes to Rizwan, no run

1.5

Woakes to Babar Azam, 1 run, slower one floated up around off, Babar is slightly early through the flick and he hits it in the air wide of mid-on. Jordan races across the turf and cuts it off

1.4

Woakes to Rizwan, 1 run, pitched up outside off, another one that’s quite close to a half-volley and it invites the drive from Rizwan. But he gets a thick inside edge down to fine leg

Chris Woakes:
–A perfect swing bowler
–Uses the seam to generate variations
–Usually bowls in the mid 130ks

1.3

Woakes to Babar Azam, 1 run, 137kph full delivery slanted in on off stump. Babar flicks it through square leg. There’s a fielder in the deep there, and he keeps them to one

1.2

Woakes to Babar Azam, no run, pitched up outside off with a hint of outswing. Babar pushes it with a straight bat to mid-off

1.1

Woakes to Babar Azam, no run, now he doles out a half-volley outside off and Babar crunches it straight to short cover

1.1

Woakes to Babar Azam, wide, it’s a nervy start from Woakes as well as he strays down the leg-side

The summit is under threat of heavy rain and it needs to be seen if inclement weather spoils the game in the competition. If the shortest play on Sunday is not possible, the reserve day will come into play on Monday. (live scorecard)

0.6

Stokes to Babar Azam, 3 runs, short of length outside off, there’s width on offer and Babar gets on top of the bounce nicely to cut it past backward point. Long chase for the fielders, giving the Pakistan pair enough time to get back for three

0.5

Stokes to Babar Azam, no run, good length just outside off, defended into the off-side ring

0.4

Stokes to Rizwan, 1 run, oh terrible judgement! Rizwan was gone with a direct hit! Early nerves in a big final as Rizwan knocks this to mid-off and sets off for a suicidal run. Even the dive wouldn’t have saved him

Mohammad Rizwan:
Go-to stroke: Shuffle across and swipe through mid-wicket
Strengths: Has the composure to rebuild innings and very sharp behind the stumps
Current form: Hasn’t been in the best of nicks this tournament, but his Player of the Match performance in the semi-final should keep him in good stead

0.3

Stokes to Rizwan, no run, good length delivery in the channel, Rizwan knocks it to cover

0.2

Stokes to Rizwan, 2 runs, short of length down leg, Rizwan pulls it away fine and races back for two

0.1

Stokes to Rizwan, no run, short ball again, only that this one is on-pace from Stokes. Rizwan tries pulling it away but misses and is struck on the body!

0.1

Stokes to Rizwan, wide, slower short ball down leg, Rizwan looks to pull but misses. Going to be a free hit again

0.1

Stokes to Rizwan, no ball, pitched up on off stump, it swings away and Rizwan covers for it as he defends to mid-off. Stokes has overstepped with the very first delivery. Going to be a free hit. England’s first no-ball in this World Cup

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