Pakistan vs England Live, T20 World Cup Final 2022: Afridi picks Roy in the first over as ENG chase 138
Pakistan vs England Live Score Updates, T20 World Cup Final 2022: 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.
Earlier, Pakistan qualified for the semifinals after losing their first two Super 12 games and winning the next three before knocking out New Zealand of the final four with a seven wicket win. England on the other hand finished second in Group 1 of the Super 12 stages with seven points and beat India by 10 wickets in 2nd semifinal to reach the summit clash.
PAK vs ENG: Can Pak pacers nip-back Jos Buttler from good length?
Sriram Veera: Shaheen Afridi vs Jos Buttler has been the fan-cry ahead of the final but it would well come down to how Haris Rauf bowls to Buttler. Or a right-hander like Naseem Shah. Buttler is wristy and pretty good against full balls. What tests him is what Bhuvneshwar Kumar used to produce at his pomp: the nip-backer from a good length from just outside off stump. He has cleaned up Buttler’s stumps with that line and length. Shaheen was convinced that he had got an outside edge in the first over against Buttler but none of his team-mates were convinced. Over now to Buttler vs right-hand seamers.But Afridi vs Hales is a different story. As soon as the ball started to tail in, you knew Hales was in trouble. The leg hadn’t moved, the head began to fall over, and there was no surprise when the death rattle came. Out spread Shaheen’s arms.