The 2019 Cricket World Cup Final was held on 14 July 2019 at Lord’s in London, England’s innings, to determine the victor of the tournament. New Zealand, the previous tournament’s runners-up, and England, the host nation, competed in this competition. The Cricket World Cup Final was held for the seventh time at Lord’s, the most by any venue.
At the completion of the match, the two teams were tied on 241 runs, necessitating the use of a Super Over to break the tie. After equaling England’s 15-run Super Over, Martin Guptill attempted to score the winning run on the penultimate ball of New Zealand’s Super Over but was run out by Jason Roy and Jos Buttler, tying the Super Over.
The boundary count-back rule gave England the victory over New Zealand, which had 17. England became the first country to win a Cricket World Cup.
Fantastic Final Over
It was the first time a One Day International final match required a Super Over, and the first time a boundary count was used to determine the winner. The match has been dubbed one of the greatest and most dramatic in the sport’s history, with some pundits claiming it to be the greatest one-day cricket match ever.
England and Wales hosted the 2019 Cricket World Cup, which began on May 30. In a round-robin style, ten teams played each other once, with the top four teams progressing to the semi-finals. Fourth-placed In the first semi-final, New Zealand overcame group winners India, while in the second, third-placed England defeated second-placed Australia.
The last time England appeared in a final was in 1992 when they were defeated by Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Their other final appearances were in 1979 at Lord’s against the West Indies and 1987 at Eden Gardens against Australia.
Despite appearing in the second-most World Cup finals (behind Australia), they have failed to win the trophy. This was New Zealand’s second final, and they’re second in a row. They had previously competed in the final of the 2015 tournament but had been defeated by Australia.
When England made it to the final, demand for it to be broadcast on a free-to-air television station in the United Kingdom skyrocketed.
Sky Sports agreed to broadcast the final in a simulcast with Channel 4, which had the rights to broadcast evening highlights of the tournament (England cricket matches are not compulsory events requiring free-to-air broadcast).
Due to a previous commitment by Station 4 to broadcast the 2019 British Grand Prix, coverage was transferred to its sister channel More4 during the race, before returning to Channel 4 following the race.
It was the first time since the 2005 Ashes series that an England international match was televised on free-to-air television in the United Kingdom.
Regardless of who wins the tournament, it will be the first new World Cup winner since Sri Lanka in 1996. It was also the first global final since 1992 to feature definite new winner ‘inputs from en.wikipedia.org’.