England's World Cup Winning Moment With The Titanic Music Is Perfection
England fans will be waking up this morning barely being able to believe what happened in Sunday's Cricket World Cup Final and if they thought it couldn't get any more dramatic someone has perfectly put the winning ball to the Titanic music.
There may never be a more dramatic ending to a cricket match than the 2019 World Cup final with the match somehow managing to end dramatically not once but twice.
With scores tied after 50 overs the game went to a 'super over' and with one ball left New Zealand needed two runs to win. In the most dramatic way possible England ran Martin Guptill out by mere inches. Now someone has made the whole thing even better with the only way possible, with Celine Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On'- perfection:
That the final even got to a tie, unbelievable rare in cricket, was madness itself.
New Zealand won the toss on a slightly delayed morning and decided to bat first. England had struggled to chase throughout the tournament, flying in the face of their ridiculous ability to chase big totals in the previous four years.
Kane Williamson's side kept making starts but also kept losing wickets as Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett starred with the ball.
The Black Caps, who'd lost in the 2015 World Cup final to that tournament's hosts Australia, set England a tricky 242 to win on a Lord's pitch that was hard to score on.
Trent Boult and Matt Henry made it difficult for England's openers and by the time Jason Roy was out for 17 he'd already survived a couple of opportunities by the skin of his teeth, including a first ball LBW shout that was given not out and kept as 'Umpire's decision' on review.
When Eoin Morgan was out after Lockie Ferguson's incredible catch it left the hosts on 86-4 in the 24th over and it looked like Ben Stokes and Jos Butler would have to do something special.
The pair put on a brilliant 110 but Butler departed for 59 off 94 balls the chasing side still needed 46 off 31 balls and New Zealand were into the bowling all rounders.
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In the 49th over Stokes hit one long that looked like it could go all the way but Boult was on the boundary and caught the ball, however the fast bowler took a step back to steady himself and stood on the boundary rope to give away a maximum.
The quick bowler had a chance to redeem himself as he took the ball for the final over and England still needed 15 off it with two wickets remaining.
Stokes saw off two dot balls, that he could have taken singles off, but with the third he went down on one knee to smack a six and give hope to the home fans.
If you need luck to win a World Cup then England got the biggest slice ever. The Durham all-rounder hit the ball down the ground and he and Adil Rashid, at the non-strikers end, ran hard to complete two runs.
As the ball was thrown in Stokes, who didn't look at the ball, dived for home and the ball hit his bat and ran down to the boundary for a second consecutive 'six.'
England then picked up two runs from the final two balls, both times going for two and both times seeing Stokes' partner ran out, to tie the match and take it to the super over.
Morgan sent out the two men who'd scored the 110 run partnership for one more over and they reached 15, with the last ball going for four.
Then Jofra Archer returned with the ball. The 24-year-old, playing just his 13th ODI, bowled a wide and was hit for six in his first three balls but came back well and left New Zealand needing two off the last ball to win.
In the end they managed just the one and England were crowned winners of the World Cup for scoring more boundaries, it doesn't get much closer than that!
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