England defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets, crowned T20 World Cup champions

The T20 World Cup has been won by England by a margin of five wickets over Pakistan.

Ben Stokes hit a half-century on Sunday in Melbourne to lead the team home after England needed 138 to win the championship for a second time. Pakistan’s aggressive fast bowling caused England to falter in the chase.

After being put in to bat by England captain Jos Buttler, Pakistan collapsed in the final overs to score a dismal 137 for eight, with all-rounder Sam Curran compiling a modest 3-12.

Curran was named player of the match and player of the tournament.

England, under the steadfast leadership of Stokes, reeled in the total with six balls to spare, avoiding the expected heavy downpour at the MCG.     

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