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England Win The Cricket World Cup After Beating New Zealand

England Win The Cricket World Cup After Beating New Zealand

England have beaten New Zealand to win their first Cricket World Cup.

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After both sides scored 241 runs over the course of their 50 overs, England struck 15 from their sudden death over leaving New Zealand needing 16 for the tournament.

The Kiwi's couldn't quite get over the line after Archer restricted them to 14 runs.

This is the moment The World Cup officially came home.

It was a dramatic final day at Lord's and it began when New Zealand batted first, eventually finishing on an impressive 241/8 after 50.0 overs.

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Nicholls top scored with 55 and England had a lot of work to do.

New Zealand: 241/8 ' 29-1 (Guptill), 103-2 (Williamson), 118-3 (Nicholls), 141-4 (Taylor), 173-5 (Neesham), 219-6 (de Grandhomme), 232-7 (Latham), 240-8 (Henry).

They started their innings poorly but encouraging outings from Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler gave England a real chance in the final stages.

Then in the last over, that man Stokes, who carried his bat for 84, produced heroics to send the game into a super over.

England: 28-1 (Roy), 59-2 (Root), 71-3 (Bairstow), 86-4 (Morgan), 196-5 (Buttler), 203-6 (Woakes), 220-7 (Plunkett), 227-8 (Archer).

An exhausted Stokes and Buttler then headed to the crease for the super over and knocked a magnificent 15 runs between them.

Jofra Archer then bowled England's extra over and restricted them to 14 runs in a match that went right to the final ball.




A quite unbelievable day of sport, I'm sure you'll all agree.

Topics: Other, New Zealand, England, World Cup, Cricket News

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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