Melbourne [Australia]: Following England’s T20 World Cup triumph the star of the match Ben Stokes said that the bowlers won the game as Adil Rashid and Sam Curran choked Pakistan’s batting lineup.
England delivered a fantastic performance with the ball, reducing Pakistan to 137/8. Sam Curran (3/12) and Adil Rashid (2/22) were near unplayable for much of Pakistan’s innings, with the duo picking up five crucial wickets between them and conceding just one boundary.
Top performances from Sam Curran and Ben Stokes powered England to their second ICC T20 World Cup title after 2010, defeating Pakistan by five wickets in a gripping low-scoring final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.
“It was a tricky wicket and one that you never felt in, so to restrict them to 130-odd bowlers have to take a lot of credit for that,” Ben Stokes said in a post-match presentation.
Stokes used all his experience to smash 52 from 49 balls just when his team needed it most as England chased down Pakistan’s low-scoring total of 137/8 with six deliveries remaining at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Talking about the defeat against Ireland in the early tournament, Stokes said that in events like this they can’t keep carrying the baggage and the loss against the Irish team was a “little blip.”
Pretty good evening. Representing your country in World Cups is amazing.. but it has been a good one,” he further added.