England lift world cup despite a tie in Super Over
England lifted ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in a dramatic final against New Zealand. England were bowled out for 241 runs from 50 overs in reply of New Zealand's total of 241/8. Even Super Over was tied at 15 runs each as England was declared winner as England hit more boundaries than New Zealand.
Having won the toss, New Zealand elected to bat first. New Zealand finished on 241/8 in their first innings. Opener Henry Nicholls was the top scorer for them with 55 runs. Tom Latham scored 56 ball 47 while skipper Kane Williamson scored 30 runs.
Chris Woakes was the pick of the bowlers for England as he finished with the figures of 3-37 from his quota of 10 overs. Liam Plunkett picked up 3 wickets while Jofra Archer and Mark Wood shared a wicket each.
England in reply got very close to the target yet were bowled out for 241 runs in the last ball of the innings. Ben Stokes was the star for them with the bat as he remained unbeaten on 84 runs off 98 balls which included 5 fours and 2 sixes. He was supported by Jos Butler who made a 60 ball 59 with 6 fours.
The Super Over turned out to be even more dramatic as England made 15 runs off Trent Boult in the super over with Jos Butler and Ben Stokes. New Zealand came out to bat with Jimmy Neesham and Martin Guptill. Neesham hit a six off Jofra Archer in the second ball after a wide and 2 runs. The equation was 7 from 4 at that moment. A couple of 2 runs and a single meant that Guptill need to hit 2 runs of the last ball to guide his team to victory which he was unable to do. He was runout trying to complete second run and England won the world cup by more number of boundaries scored even though Super Over was also a tie.
Match Summary :
New Zealand 241 for 8 (Nicholls 55, Woakes 3-37)
England 241 (Stokes 84*, Buttler 59, Neesham 3-43)
Super over :
New Zealand 15
on boundaries scored