England’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup victory was watched by over 80,000 fans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.
The official attendance for the final was 80,462, though this figure was beaten by the 90,293 that watched India vs Pakistan earlier in the tournament.
England beat Pakistan by five wickets to lift the Men’s T20 World Cup title, with help from Ben Stokes and his first international T20 half-century.
England is also the first men’s team to hold the T20 and ODI (one day international) World Cup titles at the same time.
It is the second time England has won the T20 World Cup trophy after winning in 2010.
The MCG is packed for this grand finale 🎉#PAKvENG | #T20WorldCupFinal pic.twitter.com/hZNzhBN17i
— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) November 13, 2022
Australia’s T20 World Cup was originally set to be held in 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year’s T20 World Cup was due to be held in India, but this was moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman, because of ongoing difficulties surrounding COVID-19 in the country. The tournament was won by Australia, after the side beat New Zealand in the final.
The next edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup will be held across the Caribbean and the US in 2024.