What unfolded at the MCG in Australia and was witnessed by around 80K cricket lovers was one of the most victorious moments for the England cricket team. It was when they emerged as the undisputed king of white ball cricket to hold the championship title both in the ODI and T20 format simultaneously, the biggest milestone achieved by any legendary team to date. Captain Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler have successfully delivered an excellent level of mastery in leading and supervising their team in their respective tenure.
For cricket enthusiasts and analysts, there is always a plethora of information and insights if they want to comprehend the reasons behind the winning spree of team England. Here, we will focus on the series of decisive moments while facing their competitive opponents that led to the victory of the Britons.
- Eye-catching catches: They outperformed Afghanistan at Perth in the fifteenth match of the T20 cricket world cup to set the winning campaign in full fledged; their victory against the Afghans with a five-wicket lead was enough to announce their kingship. Liam Livingstone’s deep dive against Hazratullah Zazai was remarkable and reliable for the England team. Buttler, too, attempted to shine successfully behind the stumps while dismissing the ferocious Mohammed Nabi against the bowling of Mark wood.
- Setting a precedent: Buttler’s sparkling delivery of 73 runs from 47 balls sent shock waves and created a tough target for the black caps at the Gabba. Although New Zealand has stayed on top of the cricket game for a considerable time, this was evident from the strong partnership of Glenn Phillips and Kane Williamson of 91 runs. Eventually, the men in red came out victorious because of the joint efforts of restricting the scoring rate and picking up the key wickets.
- Staying level-headed: Alex Hales and Jos Buttler displayed sheer expertise in carrying out a commendable partnership to pull the team halfway through securing the spot in the semi-final match against Sri Lanka. It was slipping off in the mid-innings, but Ben Stokes understood the assignment and curbed his instincts by keeping the scoreboard ticking over, helping the team register their victory.
- All hail to Hales: The giant opener Hales brutally knocked 86 off 47 balls and underlined his value against team India in what seemed to be a one-sided semi-final match at Adelaide. Hardik’s bat roared for a while, and he was close to grabbing the headlines after an appetizing inning of 63 off 33 balls. Still, Buttler and Hales collectively carried out the combat and smashed the record of unbroken 170 at 16 overs, which propelled them to the final in style.
- Bowling that blew away the minds: Sam Curran had a magnificent opening of his bowling brilliance against Afghanistan, where he established the record with a five-wicket haul. The left-arm baller maintained the form in the finals as well, and with the support of the spinner of his team, Adil Rashid, he managed to bag the title of “player of the match.”
Cricket games can simultaneously be thrilling, unpredictable, joyous, and so much more. Team England had an exciting performance throughout the tournament, with Pakistan they were on the dominating side as the match progressed. They finished the game with a remaining over, and another legendary tournament went down in the ICC world cup championship history.