(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Ben Stokes held his nerve with an unbeaten half-century as England claimed their second Twenty20 World Cup title with a five-wicket win over Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Thirty years after losing the 50-over World Cup final to Pakistan at the MCG, England turned the tables on the south Asians with brilliant death bowling and with Stokes finishing on 52 not out in a chase of 138 for victory.
Earlier. England won the toss and decided to field first in the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Both teams were unchanged from their semi-finals. Pakistan registered 137 in their quota of 20 overs.
Sam Curran was named the player of the match (3/12) and the player of the tournament (12 wickets in six matches).