England were crowned world champions for the 1st time in men’s cricket history after they beat New Zealand in the thrilling World Cup 2019 final at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Scorecards, somtimes, don’t tell you the entire story, the say. It’s entirely true for the World Cup 2019 finals as New Zealand realised that cricket is a game of fine margins in the hardest way possible. New Zealand posted 241/8 in 50 overs. England finished with exactly the same total but were all-out in their quota of 50 overs.
The World Cup 2019 final was tied but a Super Over was played to decide the champions. In a freaky outcome, even the Super Over was tied with both teams managing 15 runs in 6 balls each. However, England were crowned world champions as they had hit more boundaries during the match — 17 for New Zealand and 26 for the hosts.
There was delight for Eoin Morgan’s men but heartbreak for Kane Williamson’s side as the cricket fraternity errupted after having witnessed one of the most thrilling matches ever. The stakes were high as both England and New Zealand had an opportunity to become first-time winners but, in the end it was decided by the number of boundaries hit in a low-scoring thriller.
Well done to England but I’m genuinely confused how we have won the World Cup.
The scores were tied with NZ losing less wickets but we go into a super over?
The scores are tied again but England win because?
— Stephen Holt (@StephenEHolt) July 14, 2019
For World Cup 2023, BCCI must now bully ICC into tweaking the rule to: 'In case of Super Over tie, team with finest beards wins World Cup.' #CWC19Final
— મલય Desai (@MalayD) July 14, 2019
Neither Team deserved to lose that .. What a day for Cricket .. that is how it inspire a new generation of cricketers .. #CWC19
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 14, 2019
Because one team scored more boundaries than the other, they are the winners. For what joy? Why can't it be "The team that has scored more singles will be the winner"? An absolutely ridiculous rule. @ICC, it's a real shame!
— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) July 14, 2019
Nice work @ICC … you are a joke!!!
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) July 14, 2019
Will remember the 2019 WC which had an England v New Zealand finals & had England & New Zealand as winners.#CricketWins
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 14, 2019
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) July 14, 2019
@ICC please amend rules to say if the Super Over ends in a tie another Super Over will be played with different set of players than those who played the first. It won't take much time & it is much more fair. Awarding #CWC19 on the basis of a technicality is just sad #CWC19Final
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) July 14, 2019
What Eoin Morgan and Kane Williamson, the two captain said after the Super Over thriller
“Both the teams showed a lot of fight. It had to go down to the last ball, and then the last ball of the next little match, but a great match all round,” losing captain Kane Williamson said.
Eoin Morgan added: “There was a lot in that game, jeez. I’d like to commiserate Kane and his team. The fight that they show is worth aspiring to. The example that they lead is hugely commendable to him and his team. It was a very hard-fought game.”