England Cricket Cries Before The Final Match: What Is That Black Arm Band For: Melbourne is witnessing the final of the T20 World Cup. England beat India and Pakistan defeated Kiwis to enter the finals, setting the stage for a big match.
The match is billed as a rematch of the 1992 World Cup.
In the final, England captain Jos Buttler, who got lucky with the toss, sent the opponents into bat.
The attention of the fans first went to the left arm of Jos Buttler who came to the toss. The actor reached the ground wearing a black armband. Not only Butler, but all the England team players wore that black armband.
England players wore that band as a tribute to David English, one of the greats of England cricket.
The previous day, on November 12, David English bid farewell without waiting to see the final match. The death of David English, who played a major role in developing cricketers in England, has left captain Jos Buttler in mourning.
‘It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of David English. One of the best personalities I have ever met in my life. Spending time with him was a lot of fun. He was the person who molded many of England’s best stars through the Bunbury Festival. R.I.P,’ tweeted Butler.
So sad to hear the news of David English passing away. One of life’s great characters, so fun to spend time with and producer of some of the best English cricketers through his wonderful Bunbury Festivals. RIP pic.twitter.com/RK3SXUOfSr
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) November 12, 2022
Chris Vokes has also expressed his condolences to the actor.
Such sad news to hear the passing of David English. An incredible man who did amazing things for our great game and was always amazing company, never a dull moment.
RIP Dave @BunburyCricket
— Chris Woakes (@chriswoakes) November 13, 2022
Meanwhile, Pakistan did not get off to a good start as they lost the toss and were left to bat. Pakistan had already suffered a setback when they lost Muhammad Rizwan while scoring 15 runs.
Babar Azam’s 32 and Shan Masood’s 38 looked to push the score forward, but England’s bowlers took wickets at regular intervals and the Pakistan line-up collapsed.
Finally, Pakistan ended the fight at 137 for eight in the stipulated over.
In a World Cup final at only 24 years of age
Scorecard: https://t.co/WUiBm2y0S4#T20WorldCup | #PAKvENG pic.twitter.com/6ZtnZRV1f1
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 13, 2022
Pakistan was bowled by Sam Curran, who bowled four overs and took three wickets for just 12 runs. Apart from Curran, Adil Rasheed and Chris Jordan took two wickets each.