T20 World Cup Final: Ben Stokes told how the match came in the first of England, the final slipped from the hands of Pakistan
T20 World Cup Final: Ben Stokes played another excellent inning in the final of the World Cup. (AP)
T20 World Cup Final 2022: Ben Stokes played a memorable inning in the final of the T20 World Cup. After falling for 3 wickets for 45 runs, he scored an unbeaten half-century to give the team the World Cup title for the second time.
New Delhi. Ben Stokes is called the player of the big match. Once again this legendary all-rounder of England proved this point. In the final of the T20 World Cup (T20 World Cup Final 2022), he scored an unbeaten 52 to give the team a 5-wicket win. In the match (ENG vs PAK), Pakistan scored 137 runs while playing first. In response, England had lost 3 wickets for 45 runs. In such a situation, the match had reached an exciting situation. But Stokes handled one end and won the team. The team achieved the target in 19 overs. This is his second T20 title. Earlier in 2010, he won the T20 World Cup for the first time by defeating Australia.
Talking to The Telegraph, Ben Stokes said, I was not panicking even after getting high run rates. We just needed a big over. Got a chance after Shaheen Afridi was injured. It was a blow to Pakistan. It is known that in the last 5 overs, England had to score 41 runs to win. Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi came to throw the 16th over. He did not give a run on the first ball, but due to injury, he could not bowl further.
Iftikhar scored 13 runs off 5 balls.
Off-spinner Iftikhar Ahmed came to bowl the remaining 5 balls of Shaheen Afridi’s over. 3 runs were scored on the first 3 balls. Stokes then hit a four and a six. In this way, his 5 balls became 13. Now 28 runs were to be scored in 24 balls. In the 17th over, Mohammad Wasim conceded 16 runs and the match went out of Pakistan’s hands. Ben Stokes said that we had depth in our batting, and we got the benefit of it. It is known that Moin Ali also scored an important 19 runs in 12 balls.
He said that Sam Caren bowled well in the match. Due to this, the Pakistan team could not make a big score. In T20, the whole game changes in a few balls. Jos Buttler was captaining for the first time in the T20 World Cup. The team won the 2019 ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan. On Butler’s captaincy, Stokes said that he matured himself in this difficult task very quickly. It is difficult to take decisions in this format, as things change very fast.