England win the Cricket World Cup in the most dramatic finish in Cricket History
New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat against England in the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s today.
New Zealand 241-8 ( Henry Nicholls 55, Tom Latham 47; Liam Plunkett 3-42, Chris Woakes 3-37)
England 241 (Ben Stokes 84* (+8*), Jos Buttler 59 (+7*); Lockie Ferguson 3-50, Jimmy Neesham3-43)
Result - Match tied - Super Over tied (England won by virtue of scoring more boundaries in their innings)
Congratulations to @Englandcricket on winning the 2019 @cricketworldcup today @HomeofCricket …. An absolutely brilliant Final that went down to a Super Over with New Zealand @Blackcaps #ExpressYourself #CWC19 #WeAreEngland #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/ygMzTSXtOr— Cricket World (@Cricket_World) July 14, 2019
Batting first, New Zealand were 33-1 off 10 Overs, losing Martin Guptill to Chris Woakes for 19. The two England opening bowlers, Woakes and Archer, were pretty much on the money restricting the New Zealand top order in that period. Nicholls and Williamson then batted steadily over the next 10 overs taking the Kiwis to 91-1 (off 20 Overs), Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood all having a spell of bowling for England.
Williamson was out with the score on 103 and after that New Zealand struggled on to 141-3 off 33 overs. Wood got Taylor LBW, in a wicket maiden, and the Kiwis were in a bit of bother; but managed to get to 241-8 off their 50 overs with Tom Latham (47) contributing with the bat.
Liam Plunkett 3-42 (off 10 overs) and Chris Woakes 3-37 (off 10 overs) were the main wicket takers for England and some brilliant death bowling from Jofra Archer kept New Zealand to under 250.
In reply, England had a scare first ball when Jason Roy was given not out LBW and reached 28-0 before losing Roy. Joe Root joined Jonny Bairstow and the pair batted steadily against some top draw bowling from New Zealand – Root finally out for 7 (off 30 balls) with the score on 59. Morgan and Bairstow then tried to turn things around for England but Bairstow (36) chopped one, from Ferguson, onto his stumps, with England now 71-3 and under some pressure, as Ben Stokes came to the crease. 73-3 after 20 overs - England requiring 170 runs in 180 balls.
With Morgan going to a fantastic outfield catch by Lockie Ferguson, England were in some trouble in the run chase at 86-4 and a run rate of 5.4 an over required.
Stokes and Buttler took the fight back to the Kiwis and it was their show until 45th Over when Buttler was out for 59 and England 196-5 (44.5 Overs). Quickly followed by Woakes, England were behind the clock with 23 balls left 39 runs required. Step up Ben Stokes who took England to a dramatic Super Over by levelling the scores off the last ball of their 50 Overs – he then batted with Jos Buttler in the Super Over scoring 15 between them, leaving New Zealand 16 to win the World Cup – Jofra Archer managed to keep it to 15, off the over, to give England a dramatic win…….by virtue of scoring more boundaries in their innings.....unbelievable....
Start Time: 10:30
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Lord's, London
Officials: Marais Erasmus, Handunnettige Dharmasena, Rodney Tucker, Aleem Dar, Ranjan Madugalle
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk), Jimmy Neesham, 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(wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
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