England lifted the World Cup for the first time their history after beating New Zealand in a thrilling final at the ‘Home of Cricket’ Lord’s.
However, It was down to a stupid ICC rule that the match was decided after both the teams couldn’t be separated in a regular 50-over game and later in the super-over.
After winning the toss, The Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson elected to bat first. However, that decision backfire as the black caps were reduced to just 241 after 50 overs.
Although, they did manage to restrict England to the same score despite Ben Stokes’ flurry in the last 10 overs.
Moreover, both teams were once again tied in the super over, with Jimmy Neesham levelling the scores after Jos Butler and Ben Stokes scored 15 batting first.
But, due to a silly rule which says the team with the most boundary scored wins, New Zealand hopes were shattered.
Stokes and Butler scored a boundary each while Jimmy Neesham scored a six, but that wasn’t enough.
New Zealand, once again left empty hand, after 2015 disappointment in the final at the MCG.
Nevertheless, The Black Caps were proud of the way they played throughout this tournament and why wouldn’t they be?
After England was crowned champion, ICC faced a lot of criticism from the fans and the entire cricketing fraternity.
One of them was India’s opener Rohit Sharma, who ended the tournament as the highest run-scorer, despite India bowing out in the semi-final.
ICC’s rule book has come under the scanner more than ever after this match and Rohit Sharma has urged the Cricket’s governing body indirectly to consider change those.
Rohit Wrote on Twitter:
Some rules in cricket definitely needs a serious look in.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 15, 2019
Earlier, Jimmy Neesham after the cruel defeat also posted a heartbreaking tweet requesting young fans to opt for anything but sport.
Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019