England vs Pakistan LIVE: T20 Cricket World Cup final scores and updates from Melbourne

Buttler on England’s “brilliant performance” in win over India

England are one step away from World Cup glory as they take on Pakistan in the T20 final at the MCG this morning. Jos Buttler’s men have hit form at exactly the right time by winning their final two matches in the Super 12s to secure qualification before demolishing India in the semi-finals.

That match saw Chris Jordan and Phil Salt come into the team in place of the injured Dawid Malan and Mark Wood but the changes in personnel didn’t affect England. Adil Rashid (4-0-20-1) and Jordan (4-0-43-3) impressed with the ball to restrict Rohit Sharma’s side to 168-6 before Buttler (80*) and Alex Hales (86*) stormed to the total to give England a 10-wicket win.

If that seems impressive it is nothing compared to Pakistan’s campaign. Babar Azam’s side lost their opening two matches to India and Zimbabwe – both on the final ball of the game – before three consecutive wins saw them sneak through after the Netherlands defeated South Africa. In the semi-final they faced New Zealand and knocked off 153 runs with five balls and seven wickets remaining.

This final is a repeat of the 1992 World Cup which saw Pakistan snatch the trophy from England’s grasp under then captain Imran Khan. Will Babar’s side repeat that feat or can England lift the T20 cup for the second time?

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Pakistan /134 (5.3)

Azam times one for no gain, but Pakistan need to see the ball with a bit of a hurry as we reach the second quarter of the innings.

Woakes sent to the boundary, down to fine leg after picking the slower one.

Then chipped up, panic… But it’s safe and Jordan hurries around to keep it to one.

Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 08:31


Pakistan 29/1 (5.0) Azam 11 (13), Haris 0 (4) – Rizwan bowled by Curran!

A nerve-settler for Pakistan in that last over, they needed it.

Bu Curran breaks through, Rizwan drags on, GONE!

In comes Muhammad Haris…

Haris looking to tickle one down to third man, but can’t find the gap.

And a big swing to the fences! Curran licking his lips, this will be fun at the very least. Haris will not go with any regrets it seems.

Another dot ball to end it, Curran with superb work to give up just one run and take a wicket.

Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 08:25


Pakistan 28/0 (4.0) – Azam 11 (13), Rizwan 15 (13)

MASSIVE! That’ll work after a slow start, Rizwan sweeps one to square leg for SIX!

Woakes responds well though, three runs from the next four balls, in the block hole.

Azam whips one to the onside, it’s not timed again, but they’ll hurry for three. Good running.

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Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 08:19


Pakistan 16/0 (3.0) – Azam 6 (10), Rizwan 7 (9)

Sam Curran in for England in the first change, a drifter that goes across.

And again, Babar can only get one with this drive, Livingstone picks it up nicely.

There’s frustration creeping in for Pakistan, England bowling well here.

Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 08:15


Pakistan 12/0 (2.0) – Azam 5 (6), Rizwan 4 (7)

Woakes in for England, Babar looking for the cover drive.

It’s then whipped to the leg side for a single.

Rizwan struggling to time it early, with the strike rotated for a couple more to the total.

Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 08:10


Pakistan 8/0 (1.0)

Nice shape and swing from Stokes, but that’s a no ball to kick things off.

Free hit coming, Pakistan fans love that!

Another free hit coming, oh dear, Stokes shakes his head, Marais Erasmus signals once again.

Some venom there with the bounce, a dot ball. A good response.

Drama! England could have a runout, Jordan launches, Rizwan would be gone if it clatters the stumps, he’s well out, but Pakistan survive.

Azam with a nice cut and grabs three runs, 8/0 after one then.

Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 08:03


Pakistan vs England: T20 World Cup Final

Here we go then, let the drama commence.

It’s Ben Stokes to Mohammad Rizwan…

Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 08:02


Pakistan vs England: T20 World Cup Final

Pakistan and England players walk into the field



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Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 08:00


Pakistan vs England: T20 World Cup Final

Morgan: “It’s the most incredible feeling [to walk out in a World Cup final]. You just want the first ball to be bowled, the match to start and get down to business.

“England have the majority of family and friends here, it’s an incredible journey they’ve been to.”

Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 07:54


England vs Pakistan: T20 World Cup Final Latest Odds

Match winner

Pakistan: 13/8England 8/15

Most Runs

Babar Azam 11/2Jos Buttler 11/2 Mohammad Rizwan 11/2 Alex Hales 13/2 Phil Salt 9/1 Mohammad Haris 10/1 Ben Stokes 11/1 Shan Masood 11/1 Moeen Ali 12/1 Iftikhar Ahmed 16/1 Harry Brook 18/1 Liam Livingstone 18/1 Mohammad Nawaz 18/1 Shadab Khan 18/1

Most Sixes

Pakistan 11/8 Tie: 13/2 England 4/5

Most Fours

Pakistan: 1/1 Tie: 10/1England 1/1

Jack Rathborn13 November 2022 07:52

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