England won the toss and opt to bowl first. Pakistani openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam started watchfully, adding 29 runs for the first wicket.
Sam Curran drew the first blood as he castled Rizwan (15 off 14) in the 5th over.
The impressive young pinch hitter, Mohammad Haris (8 off 12), looked scratchy, and Adil Rashid got him out.
Babar Azam and Shan Masood tried to rebuild but it was Adil Rashid who once again came good dismissing Babar Azam (32 off 28).
Iftikhar Ahmed didn’t trouble the scorers as a ripper of a delivery from Ben Stokes took his gloves on the way through to the keeper in the 13th over to reduce Pakistan to 85/4.
Shan Masood (38 off 28) continued his good work in the tournament but failed to play till the end, as Sam Curran took care of him in the 17th over.
Before getting out, Masood added 36 runs for the 5th wicket alongside Shadab Khan (20 off 14), who got out in the very next over. Pakistan Crawled their way to 137 in 20 overs.
For England, Sam Curran was the pick of the bowlers, with his spell reading 4-0-12-3. Adil Rashid was sensational with his figures of 4-1-22-2, while Ben Stokes, who started the bowling, finished with the figures of 4-0-32-1. Chris Jordan bowled well throughout the innings and ended with the figures of 4-0-27-2.
In reply, Alex Hales was sent back early in the first over by Shaheen Shah Afridi’s brilliant inswinger. Phil Salt joined Buttler but both were dismissed in the powerplay by Rauf.
England were in a spot of bother with 45-3 after 5.3 overs and the Pakistan team were charged up with the crowd going berserk.
For England, it was Ben Stokes, once again the man of the crunch moments, who stood up and steered the ship towards victory.
At one point they needed 62 runs from 62 balls and Ben Stokes and Harry Brook ticked the scoreboard around for a while but Brooks was dismissed by Shadab.
Stokes’ late flurry and Ali’s cameo towards the end took England over the line with ease.
England became the champions of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and it’s the second time they are getting their hands on the trophy.
Sam Curran (Player of the Final) was the pick of the bowlers, with his spell reading 4-0-12-3 and also received the Player of the match award.