England Bats Their Way to ‘Six’ess in the T20 Cricket Final

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England’s cricket team celebrates joyously as they win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup final against Pakistan at Melbourne Stadium on Nov. 17.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup held its match finals on Nov. 17 at Melbourne Ground. In their entrance to the T20 finals, England defeated India in the semifinals by a landslide of 10 wickets.

“Since I am a supporter of my home team – India – I kind of am disappointed with their performance since they got eliminated, yet I’m also proud of all the hard work they’ve done in this season,” junior Sehaj Sethi said. “I’m also really excited for next season’s games when it comes out. I just hope that India will have a better teamwork organization.”

England won against Pakistan in the final round on Nov. 13 in Melbourne by five wickets, which are similar to “outs” in baseball, with six balls left. This marked their second T20 World Cup win since their first one in 2010. 

England’s strength during this tournament has been credited to new players, according to their team captain Jos Buttler.

Since I am a supporter of my home team – India – I kind of am disappointed with their performance since they got eliminated, yet I’m also proud of all the hard work they’ve done in this season,”

— junior Sehaj Sethi

To have some fresh and fantastic players coming, wanting to stamp their mark, has been one of the biggest strengths of white-ball cricket in England for a while,” Buttler said in an interview with BBC. “The depth of talent is fantastic, and that drives standards and pushes people on.”

Pakistan’s team captain  Babar Azam said he felt the team put up a good fight even though they ultimately came short with 20 runs. He is proud of all their accomplishments and felt they improved over the course of the tournament.

“I kind of did see England winning as something that would happen,” junior Mishaal Mahmood said. “I didn’t expect Pakistan to get that far considering that our country does not put that much money into cricket. But seeing how much our team was able to do with just sheer will and motivation without money and training really shows the strength of our country, especially in the harsh times that Pakistan is facing right now.”