England beat Pakistan by five wickets in the T20 World Cup 2022 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13. With the win, England hold both the 50-over and 20-over world titles in the men’s game. The Englishmen were superb with the ball, bowling first after winning the toss, restricting Pakistan to 137 for 8. England stumbled to 45 for 3 in the chase but eventually got over the line in 19 overs. Here are the player ratings for Pakistan vs England T20 World Cup 2022 final.
Sam Curran (9.5/10): Was outstanding with the ball, as he has been throughout the series. Gave nothing away. Dismissed Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, and Mohammad Nawaz to end with 3/12. Was deservedly named Player of the Match and Tournament.
Ben Stokes (9/10): Once again stood up under pressure on the big stage. Scored a nerveless half-century to guide England to victory after they lost three wickets in the powerplay.
Adil Rashid (8.5/10): Was superb once again. Took out the Mohammad Haris threat with his first ball. Had Babar Azam caught and bowled. Ended with wonderful figures of 2/22.
Chris Jordan (8/10): Came up with an excellent performance to finish with 2/27. Made life difficult for Pakistan batters by hitting the ball into the pitch.
Harry Brook (6.5/10): Contributed a significant 20. Gave Stokes the company he needed to rebuild the innings.
Moeen Ali (6.5/10): Scored a handy 19 and featured in a key partnership with Stokes after Brook’s dismissal.
Liam Livingstone (6/10): Was brilliant in the field. Took three catches to back up England’s bowlers.
Jos Buttler (5.5/10): Scored a handy 26 off 17. Played a poor stroke to get out and leave his team in trouble.
Chris Woakes (4.5/10): Had an off day. Went for 26 in three overs without claiming a wicket.
Philip Salt (3/10): Looked out of sorts. Was dismissed for 10, trying to take on Haris Rauf.
Alex Hales (1/10): Got a brute of a delivery from Shaheen Afridi. Was bowled for 1.
Haris Rauf (8.5/10): Got the big wicket of Jos Buttler with an excellent delivery to open up the final. Also dismissed Phil Salt to leave England in trouble. Was Pakistan’s best bowler in the final.
Shaheen Afridi (7/10): Got the massive wicket of Alex Hales with a brilliant delivery in the first over to give Pakistan a much-needed lift after a poor batting performance. Was unfortunate to get injured towards the end of the game.
Shadab Khan (7/10): Looked good for his 20 off 14 but could not carry on to make a bigger score. Was undone by an in the pitch delivery from Chris Jordan. Impressed with the ball again, registering figures of 1 for 20.
Naseem Shah (6.5/10): Beat the bat numerous times but was unlucky to end with figures of 0/30.
Shan Masood (6/10): Top-scored for Pakistan with 38 off 28. Held the innings together, but could not accelerate. Fell to Sam Curran, mistiming a big hit.
Babar Azam (5/10): Played a disappointing knock. Could not lead from the front with the bat. Scored 32 off 28 balls with only two fours. Played a poor shot to fall to Adil Rashid. Significantly, failed to take advantage of the powerplay.
Mohammad Rizwan (4/10): Could not make an impact in the final. Was dismissed for 15, dragging a delivery from Sam Curran back onto the stumps. Was a disappointing way to go, as Rizwan had been out in a similar fashion a number of times earlier as well. Took the crucial catch to dismiss Jos Buttler.
Mohammad Wasim Jr (3.5/10): Had a poor game. Went for 38 runs in his four overs. Got the wicket of Moeen Ali, but it was a bit too late.
Mohammad Nawaz (3/10): Was dismissed for 5 off 7, becoming one of Sam Curran’s victims. Did not bowl.
Iftikhar Ahmed (2/10): Was dismissed for a duck, caught behind off Ben Stokes. Took the catch to dismiss Phil Salt. Gave away 13 runs in five balls, coming on to complete Shaheen Afridi’s over.
Mohammad Haris (1/10): Found the going really tough. Tried to hit out but was dismissed for 8 off 12, trying to go after Adil Rashid.