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Monday, July 15, 2019

England thrashed Kiwis, First time champions in World Cup history

England thrashed New Zealand, First-time champions in Cricket World Cup history.

England beat New Zealand to win the World Cup for the first time after a barely believable final at Lord's that was tied twice.

With two needed to win from the final ball of the super over, New Zealand's Martin Guptill was run out coming back for the second to ensure England's four-year journey ended with them crowned world champions.

That it even got to that stage was astonishing in itself and came as a result of the first tied World Cup final played in front of an electric and ecstatic home of cricket.

England required 15 from the last over of the regular match. Ben Stokes hit a six and benefited when a throw from the deep hit him and went for four overthrows.

He could not get the two needed from the last ball - Mark Wood was run out coming back for the second - but ended 84 not out and joined Jos Buttler for the super over.

They plundered 15, roared on by an febrile crowd that belted out Sweet Caroline in the change of innings.

In the New Zealand reply, Jimmy Neesham hit Jofra Archer's third ball for six, then scrambled to leave Guptill two to get.

As Jason Roy's throw came in from deep mid-wicket, a diving Guptill was short as Buttler removed the bails, sending England and the whole of Lord's into delirious celebrations.

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final 2019, Score Card.

Toss:  New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

New Zealand: 241 for 8 (50.0 overs) Nicholls 55 Woakes (9-0-37-3), Plunkett (10-0-42-3)

England: 241 all out (50.0 overs) Stokes 84*, Buttler 59 Ferguson (10-0-50-3), Neesham (7-0-43-3)


England: 15 for 0 (1.0 overs)

New Zealand: 15 for 1 (1.0 overs)

England win after super over

Reaction over England World Cup Final Classic victory in Super-over

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