England won the World Cup 2019 after hitting more boundaries in the final than New Zealand. The match ended in a draw after 50 overs and the Super Over. England has won the World Cup for the first time in their history. It’s also the first time a World Cup for 50-over cricket has been decided after the Super Over.
England has won the World Cup, and it was a nail-biting conclusion. After scores were level at the end of England’s chase of 242, the match was decided by a super over. England scored 15 runs off their first six balls, but New Zealand matched them shot for shot, scoring 15 runs of their own. England, on the other hand, was awarded the winner since they scored more goals (in the match including the super over). While New Zealand scored 17 total boundaries (including 4s and 6s), England was significantly superior in this category, scoring 26 fours and sixes.
- On Sunday, England defeated New Zealand to win the World Cup 2019.
- The match was a nail-biter, with scores tied even after the Super Over.
- However, England won the match on the basis of boundary count.
We bring you the best reaction to England’s astonishing World Cup final win against New Zealand at Lord’s on that glorious July day last year, after Sunday’s Watch along on Sky Sports…
Ben Stokes’ astonishing 84 not out helped England tie New Zealand’s 241-8 in one of the most amazing cricket matches ever, despite the fact that they needed 15 from the final four deliveries of their allotted 50 overs.
The all-rounder and Jos Buttler then added 15 runs to Trent Boult’s Super Over, but the Kiwis could only get one of the two runs they needed from the penultimate ball, despite Jimmy Neesham hitting Archer for six from the second delivery of the England bowler’s over.
First Innings: In the face of a disciplined bowling effort from the tournament host, every New Zealand batsman reached double figures, but only opener Henry Nicholls (55) scored a half-century. Liam Plunkett (3/42), one of England’s more subtle players, made a name for himself by dismissing captain Kane Williamson (30) and Nicholls in the space of 14 balls. Jimmy Neesham, a dangerous allrounder, was also dismissed by the seamer (19). Chris Woakes also took three Kiwi wickets, conceding 37 runs in his nine overs.
The Black Caps fell to 241-8 by making 62 runs off the final 10 overs, with Tom Latham scoring 46 off 57 balls.
Second Innings: After a rocky start, England was dealt the first blow when Matt Henry dismissed Jason Roy in the sixth over (17). When the score reached 59 in the 17th over, Colin de Grandhomme sent back Joe Root (7), who was fighting against the swing. Ferguson dismissed Jonny Bairstow after his knock of 36, despite his resistance to New Zealand pacers.
To keep their title hopes alive, England needed a strong pairing. And Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes did just that, rescuing England from a four-wicket deficit without even reaching 100 runs. The departure of Jos Buttler (59), on the other hand, resulted in a reversal of fortunes. Ben Stokes (84*) was able to keep one end up, but he kept losing partners. In the final two overs, four wickets fell, but Stokes did just enough to tie the game with the penultimate ball.
Gamechanger: Ben Stokes was a gamechanger in the second innings when England was in trouble. He didn’t play much in the first innings, but he bowled one of his best innings ever in the second. England was suffering at 86/4 in the 24th over when Jos Buttler came out to join him, and their World Cup hopes were dwindling.
His 110-run combination with Buttler resurrected the chase. Not only that, but despite obvious symptoms of mental tiredness on his face, he led the England lower order to a Super Over by taking a single off the final ball. He was one of England’s batsmen nominated to bat in the Super Over, which came as no surprise.
Super Over: England’s Stokes and Buttler stepped out to bat and scored 15 runs in Trent Boult’s one over. England’s Jofra Archer was handed the ball, while New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham were sent out. Neesham got off to a wonderful start, but the penultimate ball resulted in a runout. The match was awarded to England because of their better boundary count.