T20 WORLD CUP FINAL PLAYER RATINGS: Curran and Rashid star, as Naseem produces best 0-for you'll see

England beat Pakistan by five wickets in the T20 World Cup final at the MCG. OSCAR RESS assesses the individual performances of the 22 players...



Jos Buttler (26): Marshalled his bowlers very well in the field. Looked in sublime touch for his 26, including ramping Naseem for six under immense pressure but edged a rampant Rauf behind to leave England in a bit of trouble. 7   

Alex Hales (1): Was bowled by Shaheen as he was beaten by an in-swinging delivery in the first over. Failed to repeat his semi-final carnage. 3

Phil Salt (10): First appearance with the bat in this tournament, played in his fearless fashion but picked out midwicket with a miscued pull shot. 4

Ben Stokes (1-32, 52*): Bowled all his overs after Livingstone was targeted and managed well. Big expectations on him to play one of his famous match-winning knocks, which he did to register his first T20I 50 at the perfect time. 9

Harry Brook (20): With limited time at the crease behind him in this tournament, he struggled despite there being no run-rate pressure. Tricked by a slower Shadab delivery to be caught at long-off. 5


Ben Stokes took England to World Cup glory [Getty Images]

Moeen Ali (19): Not required with the ball again. Showed maturity with the bat before hitting boundaries to take the pressure off. When he was bowled only six were required to win the World Cup. 6

Liam Livingstone (0-16, 1*): His one over with the ball was expensive but very impressive in the field with three catches. Was there at the end with Ben Stokes. 5

Sam Curran (3-12): Exceptional figures from England’s highest wicket-taker of the tournament. Bowled in the powerplay to remove Rizwan before getting Masood and Nawaz later in the innings. Incredible performance in just the third knockout game of his T20 career. 9.5

Chris Jordan (2-27): His return to the side has balanced the bowling line-up well and was trusted with the death overs by his captain. This faith was rewarded with the wickets of Shadab and Wasim. 8

Chris Woakes (0-26): Looked a little nervous in his first over but bowled three solid overs. 5

Adil Rashid (2-22): His knockout performances have squashed any doubts over his place in the side, his magical four overs ensured Pakistan were restricted. 9


England lift the T20 World Cup [Getty Images]


Mohammad Rizwan (15): Traditionally measured start to the innings but failed to kick on and was bowled by Sam Curran. 4

Babar Azam (32): Looked to have found his best touch again in the semi-final but struggled badly before he was deceived by Adil Rashid to be caught and bowled. Under pressure as captain with injuries to his bowlers. 5

Mohammad Haris (8): It will always go one of two ways with Haris, full of intent but not execution on this occasion. Was caught on the boundary trying to hit Rashid's first ball out of the ground. 2

Shan Masood (38): Played well again, took down Livingstone which looked to rejuvenate the Pakistan innings but eventually fell to the big square boundaries and was another of Curran's victims. 6

Iftikhar Ahmed (0, 0-13): A six-ball duck as he faced a bad match-up straight away and looked all at sea when playing out a wicket maiden against Adil Rashid before he nicked off against Ben Stokes. Forced to finish the Afridi over, got hit for 10 off the last two balls. 1


Haris Rauf took 2 for 23 with the ball for Pakistan [Getty Images]

Shadab Khan (20 & 1-20): Was forced to attack from first ball, a role he is used to but despite two fours he was helpless to rescue a below-par total. His fast leggies were really effective on the surface and were rewarded with the wicket of Brook. 7.5

Mohammad Nawaz (5): His skills were not best utilised with the bat and the nature of T20 match-ups and conditions meant that with the left-handed Stokes in for so long he was never trusted to bowl. 3

Mohammad Wasim (4 & 1-38): Normally strong at the death but was subject to a great cameo from Moeen Ali in the 17th over which left the game truly in England's hands. Returned to his yorker to get Moeen but conceded the winning runs and was expensive. 4

Shaheen Afridi (5 & 1-13): As he so often does, started the innings with a wicket. Sad moment for the contest when he was injured taking a catch, re-entered the field but pulled up a ball into his third over. 6

Haris Rauf (1 & 2-23): Struggled with some stiffness which meant he briefly left the field but bowled with great heart and pace which he applies to everything he does in the game. His early wickets ensured the chase was not going to be easy. 8

Naseem Shah (0-30): His figures do not do justice to how dangerous he looked through his spell. Flashed past the outside edge of Stokes's bat multiple times and could have had a number of wickets on another day. 8.5

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