England beat New Zealand to win the men’s 2019 World Cup for the first time after the match tied twice.
In front of the electric Lord’s crowd, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted an extra over to decide the winner. It was England, who were registered winners by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes.
England scored 26, fours and sixes to New Zealand’s 17 in the entire match and the super over.
The World Cup tie was the first and an unbelievable conclusion for the tournament.
England required 15 from the last over of the regular match. Ben Stokes hit a six and then benefited when a throw from the deep hit his bat as he dived for ground and was inadvertently deflected 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.
During New Zealand’s reply in the super over, Jimmy Neesham hit Jofra Archer’s third ball for six, then scrambled to leave Martin Guptill needing two from the last delivery.
Jason Roy’s throw came in from deep mid-wicket, a diving Guptill was short when Buttler removed the bails, sending England into celebrations mood.
Earlier, New Zealand scored 241-8 as Henry Nicholls’s 55, and Tom Latham’s 47 held things together.
And when England came out to chase England were out of the game at 86-4. Gradually, Stokes and Buttler held their nerves to get England on track. Butler was caught at 59, and Stokes ended 84 not out taking England to a tie.
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