The much-anticipated Twenty20 World Cup 2022 ended on Sunday, November 13, with England repeating as champions. After beating Pakistan in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the team led by Jos Buttler won the World T20 for the second time.
After choosing to bowl first, England limited Pakistan to a below-average score of 137/8, and the Three Lions won easily, thanks in large part to Ben Stokes’s fifty. England won because Stokes went 52 not out off 49 balls, hitting five fours and one six. According to t 20 world cup update, after the T20 World Cup, this had many great individual performances, article look back at the top performances that decided a game.
- Curtis Campher 72* and 2/9 against Scotland
When Ireland was 61/4 and required 177 runs to win, they had little hope of advancing beyond the First Round. Curtis Campher, on the other hand, scored a stunning 72 off only 32 balls, and he and George Dockrell combined for 119 runs in just under 10 overs.
Everyone at Bellerive Oval saw Campher’s brilliant stroke play as Ireland started scoring more than 10 runs in every over beginning in the 12th. Campher’s quick innings, which occurred while being closely monitored by the wickets and the required run rate, is still regarded as one of the greatest moments of the contest. He had the ball for 2 overs and 9 runs before being out, which hampered Scotland’s attack.
- Virat Kohli 82* against Pakistan
People were concerned about Virat Kohli’s form despite the fact that he had hit a hundred in the Asia Cup before the competition. However, in the last over of the run chase, Kohli stunned everyone by smashing two incredible sixes off of the bowling of Haris Rauf, who was bowling for Pakistan.
The innings that India was playing was in jeopardy, but Kohli and Hardik Pandya performed a courageous stand that rescued it. Despite the fact that Kohli hammered Rauf for two sixes, the odds were still stacked against India making up the difference. His ultimate score of 82* off of 53 balls was the deciding factor in India’s victory, which went down in history books.
- Lungi Ngidi 4/29 against India
One of the greatest bowling performances of the competition came from the South African seamer against India. The top three batters for India were eliminated, and Hardik Pandya was added to his list of casualties.
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli were all out in Ngidi’s first two overs. India then only had 41/3 runs. After the Powerplay was done, he returned and fired Pandya, further hurting India’s prospects.
- Sikandar Raza 3/25 against Pakistan
One of the greatest shocks of the competition was Sikandar Raza’s spell, which altered the course of the game. Pakistan triumphed despite being down at 88/3 and attempting to catch up to 131. This was made possible by Raza’s double punch.
Shadab Khan and Haider Ali were swiftly removed, and Pakistan’s total dropped from 92/3 to 88/5. When Shan Masood, who had been holding the innings together up until that time, was sent back in the next over, Raza almost ended Pakistan’s aspirations.
Additionally, he shown excellent game sense by throwing the ball from the right end to grab a key run out, which gave Zimbabwe the advantage by one run on the second-to-last ball when Pakistan needed three runs to win (and two to draw).
- Marcus Stoinis 59* against Sri Lanka
In the Super 12 match in Perth, Marcus Stoinis beat Sri Lanka with a 59* that took only 18 balls. With three fours off of the player who took the most wickets in the tournament, Wanindu Hasaranga, he got to 50 in 17 balls, which was tied for second fastest in the men’s T20 World Cup.
- Glenn Phillips 104 against Sri Lanka
The second hundred of the tournament was achieved in this SCG encounter, and Phillips was responsible for an unbelievable 62% of his team’s runs.
Because of his incredible hundred, Phillips was given the award for Player of the Match.
The New Zealand middle-order batsman scored 104 runs off of 64 balls, including four sixes and ten fours. He also smashed ten fours. The score of 22 was the next greatest that his squad could get.
- Shadab Khan 52 and 2/16 against SA
Shadab Khan’s performance against South Africa was a turning point in Pakistan’s run in the tournament because he scored a knock that changed the game. After 23 overs, Pakistan was stuck at 95/5, but Shadab came in.
Pakistan’s total of 185 seemed impossible to reach when he came in, but he smashed the Protea’s quicks and scored 52 runs in 22 balls. As the game went on, Shadab picked up two wickets with the ball, which helped Pakistan win.
- Brandon Glover 3/9 against South Africa
It’s possible that the Netherlands and South Africa’s Super 12 match may end up being significant. The Proteas came close to eliminating Pakistan and going on to the semi-finals on the second-to-last day of the Super 12. The Netherlands, on the other hand, trounced the Proteas with a superb performance across the board.
In the field, the Netherlands’ Brandon Glover defeated a potent middle order. Parnell, Miller, and Rossouw were among the crucial victims he claimed. His 3-for-9 performance was crucial to the victory.
- Alex Hales 86* against India
In the semi-final match between England and India, Alex Hales scored 86 runs without being dismissed, making it simple for England to meet their target of 169.
Hales batted through 47 balls and scored 86 runs without being dismissed. He made 7 fours and 2 sixes with his shots. When he reached 50 runs in just 28 balls during the eighth over, he set the tone for the subsequent run chase.
- Sam Curran 3/12 against Pakistan in the final
In the championship game between England and Pakistan, the all-performance rounder’s was the most important factor.
Curran decided not to employ Mohammad Rizwan as the first player for Pakistan since the first two players were doing well. His final score was 3/12, and it included putting Pakistan’s top two scorers, Shan Masood and Mohammad Nawaz, out of the game.