Match: T20: Final
Venue: Barbados | Date: May 16, 2010
Toss: England elected to field
Result: England win by 7 wickets.
In T20 World Cup final today England won the toss and elected to field first. The bowlers did not disappointed the captain and wrecked the top order of Australia. Australia who had shown brilliant batting through out the tournament, failed today when it mattered the most. The top 4 batsmen were back in pavilion with the team score of just 45. But again the man for Australia was D Hussey who along with C White took the charge and helped Australia cross the hundred run mark. Hussey’s innings of 59 helped Australia post a total of 147/6 in 20 overs.
Chasing the total of 148 to be the champions of ICC T20 World Cup, England lost M Lumb in the second over and it looked Australian bowlers will not let England win so easily. But C Kieswetter and K Pietersen got into a partnership of 111 runs and made sure that England are crowned the champs of this year T20 World Cup. But England then lost both these batsmen quickly and were placed at 121/3 in 14.1 overs. They needed just 27 runs from 35 balls and had 7 wickets in hand. E Morgan and P Collingwood finally scored the required runs and England were crowned the ICC T20 World Cup 2010 Winner.