Heart break New Zealand for the 2nd consecutive time. Debates would rage on about the overthrow/ricochet off Stokes’ bat. England become the 3rd team in a row to host and win the World Cup. Sensational from captain Morgan and crew to build this unit over the past 4 years. Fully deserved.
#NZvENG | #CWC19Final | #CWC19
ENGLAND ARE WORLD CHAMPIONS! 🏆
The Super Over is tied, so England win on boundaries scored! The most thrilling and bizarre finish in Cricket World Cup history!
So England are World Cup Champions after winning the Final on the basis of scoring more boundaries than their opposition. Not sure which part of the sentence is more bizarre. IT HAS FINALLY COME HOME!
What scenes at Lord’s. Glorious sunshine at 7.35pm. The 1975 final was similar, extending for hours and hours and ending late in the evening with the ground still bathed in sunshine. This is kind of like that, but better. What a match we’ve had.
The first ever Super Over,
T20Is: NZ scored 15 runs and lost v WI at Auckland in 2008.
ODIs: NZ scored 15 runs and lost v Eng at Lord’s in 2019.