England vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Final: Melbourne Pitch Report, Team Records at MCG

Updated on: Nov 13, 2022 10:39 am IST

  • England vs Pakistan T20 World Cup

    England vs Pakistan T20 World Cup: England men are set to face Pakistan on Sunday (November 13) at 1:30 PM (IST). It’s the second final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 and will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Australia.

    England, after defeating India in the semi-final 2, are here in the final. The side was placed in the second position in Group 1 points table earlier.

    For Pakistan, on the other hand, it’s their second appearance in the final of a T20 WC. The side has done well in the group stage and are here after finishing second in the Group 2 points table.

    As the England vs Pakistan contest is at the edge, here’s the pitch report and more, from the MCG.

    England vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Final: Melbourne Pitch Report, Team Records at MCG

    It’s a balanced pitch at the MCG to say, but is better suited for pacers, as most of the Australian pitches do.

    Based on the last five T20 games played at the venue, the average first innings score has been around 159, and the average total score varied around 147. 60% of the toss-winning captains opted to bowl first. And, 60% of the teams won the game, while bowling first.

    Until now, the MCG has hosted 21 T20Is. Among these, England have played five T20Is, while Pakistan have played only two T20Is, at this particular venue. Here are the tables explaining the team records at the Adelaide Oval, ahead of the England vs Pakistan game.

    England vs Pakistan: England’s record at the MCG:

    No. 

    Match  Result  Year 

    1 

    Australia vs England  Australia won by 4 runs  2011 
    2  Australia vs England  Australia won by 8wickets 

    2014 

    3 

    Australia vs England  Australia won by 7 wickets  2018 
    4  England vs Ireland  Ireland won by 5 runs (D/L method) 

    2022 

    5  Australia vs England  No result 

    2022 

    England vs Pakistan: Pakistan’s record at the MCG:

    No. 

    Match  Result  Year 
    1  Australia vs Pakistan  Australia won by 2 runs 

    2010 

    2 

    India vs Pakistan  India won by 4 wickets 

    2022 

    T20 World Cup 2022: The Journeys so far

    Previously, England won three of their five league-stage games, with one being abandoned, in Group 1. Although, they were placed in the second position, behind New Zealand. The side then outplayed India in Adelaide, by 10 wickets and entered the final.

    Pakistan too won three of their five league-stage games. They were placed in the second position in Group 2 points table. The side defeated New Zealand in the semi-final 1 by 7 wickets and stormed into the ultimate derby at the iconic MCG.

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