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Update: 15 July, 2019 00:07 AM
England win the World Cup

England win the World Cup

Ecstasy for England and agony for New Zealand as the hosts have won the World Cup, completing a hat-trick of host nations winning the World's most coveted trophy on their home turf.

The win came for England on boundary count - after a tied match, and a tied super over. And something else predictable: Ben Stokes is Player of the Match. Stokes' innings was crazy enough, with the ball deflecting off the bat in the final over and running away to the fence.

The World Cup final encounter between England and New Zealand was tied and in the super over both the teams scored 15 runs. 


Fall of Wickets (NZ)
29-1 (Martin Guptill, 6.2), 103-2 (Kane Williamson, 22.4), 118-3 (Henry Nicholls, 26.5), 141-4 (Ross Taylor, 33.1), 173-5 (James Neesham, 38.6), 219-6 (Colin de Grandhomme, 46.5), 232-7 (Tom Latham, 48.3), 240-8 (Matt Henry, 49.3)

On the other hand, the Kiwis fought till the end and in the final ball of the super over as they are still carrying the scars of the previous World Cup final, is absolutely inconsolable. 

New Zealand's strength all tournament has been their bowling, and another fantastic reading of the pitch and the conditions kept them in the contest in a low-scoring but keenly contested final at Lord's on Sunday, 14 July.

Williamson wins Player of the Tournament. 

 

Both the teams scored 241 runs in 50 overs while the hosts lost all their wickets and New Zealand lost eight wickets. 


Fall of Wickets (ENG)
28-1 (Jason Roy, 5.4), 59-2 (Joe Root, 16.3), 71-3 (Jonny Bairstow, 19.3), 86-4 (Eoin Morgan, 23.1), 196-5 (Jos Buttler, 44.5), 203-6 (Chris Woakes, 46.1), 220-7 (Liam Plunkett, 48.3), 227-8 (Jofra Archer, 48.6), 240-9 (Adil Rashid, 49.5), 241-10 (Mark Wood, 50)

Earlier in the day, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first in the match. 

England, who hosted the first-ever cricket world cup back in 1975, had to wait 44 years to lift their first trophy.

Every period of this game has been drenched in drama and moments of brilliance and strangeness. There has never been a more dramatic match in this history of the game. 


Playing XI


New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.


England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.


 

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