England has won the World Cup 2019 and has created history by winning it for the first time ever.
Cricket fans all around the world and especially the ones on the stand waited with bated breath to see who will lift the World Cup trophy this time and create history.
What a match it was! While NZ had set a target of 241 runs, England kept chasing it till the end as also managed to make it a tie as they leveled the score.
It was then the Super Over which decided the winner of the World Cup 2019 as England won as it scored more boundaries than its counterpart in the over.
Even if New Zealand would win, it would have been a new record as neither England nor New Zealand has won World Cup final in the past.
The International cricket teams which have lifted the cup in the past include countries like India, Australia, Pakistan, West Indies, and Sri Lanka.
New Zealand, however, also lost the 2015 World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Ben Stokes has been declared the ‘MAN OF THE MATCH’.
“The most amazing game of cricket ever. No chance I wasn’t going to be there at the end,” said Stokes.
“It feels pretty good – I am lost for words to be honest. So much hard work has gone in, this is what we aspire to be. I don’t think there will ever be a better game in cricket than that. “I have apologised countless times for that fluke, it’s not how you want to get them. There was no chance I wasn’t going to bat in that Super Over.”
“It certainly wasn’t for one extra run and there are so many parts in that match that could have gone either way.
“Congratulations to England, they had a fantastic campaign and deserve their victory.
“It’s been challenging, the pitches have been different. There was a lot of talk of 300+ scores but there hasn’t been much of that. We have showed heart and fight to get to this stage and a tie in the final – it wasn’t meant to be. The guys are shattered. It’s devastating and tough to swallow.”
New Zealand has won the toss and captain Kane Williamson chose to bat first in the World Cup 2019 final against England at Lord’s.
Both teams remain unchanged.
Follow all the actions live from Lord’s:
OUT! Scores level but it doesn’t matter this time. England wins the World Cup. Heartbreak for the Kiwis.
FOUR! 15 from Boult’s over.
Just a single
Scores level! Super Over time at Lord’s.
RUN OUT! Rashid Khan departs. 2 runs needed from 1 ball.
Madness! Stokes pushes for a couple and gets it, however, Guptill throws a ball towards the keeper but it hits stokes and races off towards the boundary. England gets 6 runs (4+2). Just 3 needed from 2.
SIX! 9 from 3
BOWLED HIM! JOFRA ARCHER DEPARTS FOR A DUCK!
SIX! STOKES GOES BIG! 14 runs needed from 8 balls
OUT! Plunkett tries to go deep but falls short. Jimmy Neesham strikes.
OUT! TOP EDGE AND CAUGHT! Chris Woakes departs.
OUT! BUTLER DEPARTS!
FOUR! Butler steps aside and sweeps one towards fine leg. 8 runs from the over. England is inching closer.
FOUR! BUTLER SLASHES JUST BEYOND THE REACH OF GUPTILL!
OUT! Captain Morgan departs.
OUT! BOWLED HIM! INSIDE EDGE AND ON TO THE STUMPS! FERGUSON STRIKES!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Joe Root departs for 7.
FOUR! Nice Shot by Johnny Bairstow.
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Jason Roy departs!
6 from the over.
A slow and shaky start from the hosts.
England needs to chase 242. Will become only the third team to win the World Cup on home soil.
OUT! Latham falls short of his half-century
OUT! IN THE AIR AND TAKEN! DE Grandhomme departs.
NZ 214/5 (46)
Just 28 runs from the last 4 overs.
Just 5 from the over.
OUT! CAUGHT! Jimmy Neesham departs. Another one for Plunkett.
OUT! Ross Taylor trapped LBW by Mark Wood.
OUT! INSIDE EDGE AND ON TO THE STUMPS! HENRY DEPARTS! PLUNKETT STRIKES AGAIN!
Henry pushes for a single and completes his 50.
OUT! Umpire gives not out but the review shows that there was an edge.
Williamson departs! Plunkett strikes!
Hundred up for the Kiwis!
7 from the over. New Zealand back on track.
5 from the over, including a boundary from the first ball.
NZ 47/1 (13)
Good Over. Mark Wood looking sharp.
NZ 40/1 (11)
New Zealand batsmen are looking a bit rattled at the moment.
OUT! LBW! New Zealand loses its review.
NZ 22/0 (4)
12 from the over, Good over for New Zealand.
FOUR! Guptill steps down and hits one over the head of the bowler.
NZ 5/0 (1)
Good start! 3 from the over.