England Became ‘King’ Of White-Ball Cricket, Hold Both ODI, T20 WC

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England Became ‘King’ Of White-Ball Cricket, Hold Both ODI, T20 WC
England Became ‘King’ Of White-Ball Cricket, Hold Both ODI, T20 WC

Melbourne [Australia]: England on Sunday became the first-ever team in the history of the sport to hold the 50-over Cricket World Cup and 20-over World Cup at the same time.

England accomplished this landmark during the final of the recently-concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2022 against Pakistan at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). England chased down the total of 138 to clinch their second ICC T20 WC title, their first since 2010.

Previously, England had lifted the 2019 Cricket World Cup under the leadership of former batter Eoin Morgan, which was their maiden triumph in the marquee cricket event of the format.

They had defeated New Zealand in one of the most thrilling ODI matches ever. NZ had made 241/8 in their 50 overs, with help of Henry Nicholls (55) and wicketkeeper-batter Tom Latham (47). Liam Plunkett (3/42) was the pick of England bowlers.

England ended the match on tie, being bundled out for 241 in their 50 overs. Ben Stokes (84*) and Jos Buttler (59) had scored magnificent fifties but the game was set to be decided in a Super Over.

The Super Over also ended in a tie, resulting in England winning on basis of boundary count.

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