Rain was expected to play spoilsport in the Pakistan vs England ICC T20 World Cup 2022 final but fortunately it stayed dry in Melbourne throughout the match. And England chased 138 with five wickets in hand to win their second T20 World Cup title. Bowlers and Ben Stokes shined for England on a cloudy evening. A fitting end to this tournament.
The drizzle in Melbourne has returned as Shaheen Afridi removed Alex Hales. Remember we need 10 overs minimum from England innings to constitute a result.
Pakistan's innings is complete as they post 137 on board. Towards the end of their innings it appeared to be drizzling. Even Naseer Hussain said so during the commentary. Second innings, however, is expected to start on time.
Despite rain threat, the toss has happened on time in the T20 World Cup 2022 final. England have won the toss and opted to bowl first with overcast conditions.
The 🪙 is flipped and has favoured #TeamEngland. They choose to bowl first in #PAKvENG!
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There has been no rain since the morning in Melbourne and furthermore, fans would love to know that the threat of rain is also diminishing. The conditions remain cloudy but as long as it does not pour, it is fine.
☁️☁️ GOOD NEWS - The weather of Melbourne is much more unpredictable than Pakistan cricket team. There has been no rain since morning but Melbourne Cricket Ground is heavily covered under the crowd. The prediction of rain is falling gradually aswell. #T20WorldCupFinal— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) November 13, 2022
Despite a rain forecast, there seems to be no sign of downpour in Melbourne at the moment. And while there is a cloud cover, the sun is also visible for a bit and at the moment, is hiding in the grey sky. The sun being visible would be welcome signs for the fans, who are expected to turn up in huge numbers today.
Pakistan fans have turned up in numbers, cheering outside of the team hotel ahead of the final. There was a looming rain threat in Melbourne, hovering over this game and although the downpour can still play spoilsport, there has been no signs of it so far with cloudy conditions above.
The conditions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground appear to be cloudy, although the good news for fans is that there is no sign of rain so far. The weather condition was pretty much the same when Pakistan had faced India in their campaign opener on October 23 and it did not eventually rain that day. Fans would hope that similar weather remain this time around.
There is some good news for cricket fans as it is not raining as of now at the Melbourne Cricket Ground ahead of the final. The conditions are still overcast though but fans would hope that the rain stays away for this clash.
It is Pakistan vs England in the final of T20 World Cup 2022. As much as fans are excited to watch this encounter and see a new two-time champion being crowned at the end of it all, they would have one eye on the weather. The weather has played a significant role in this year’s T20 World Cup 2022 tournament and if reports are to be believed, then it may play spoilsport. The Bureau of Meteorology, Australia states that there is a 100% chance of rain today, which means that the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) will be impacted. Pakistan vs England, T20 World Cup 2022 Final, Melbourne Weather Report: Check Out the Rain Forecast and Pitch Report at MCG
“Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of showers developing during the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. Winds northerly 25 to 35 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening,” is the weather forecast, that has been reported by the Bureau of Meteorology. A washout is very much likely and it is something that the fans, who would be present at the stadium and also watching from their devices across the world, want.
If there is a washout, then fans would be happy to know that there is a reserve day in place, i.e Monday, November 14. If play is not possible on that day as well, then both teams would have to share the title and be declared joint winners.