England Win The Cricket World Cup After Beating New Zealand
England have beaten New Zealand to win their first Cricket World Cup.
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.
England :flag_black: win. They are #CWC19 Champions #CWC19Champions- #NZvENG #ENGvNZ #CWC19Final (@ICCCricket_Com) July 14, 2019
The moment the World Cup was won :raised_hands:#WeAreEngland ' #CWC19 ' #CWC19Final #ENGvNZ #NZvENG #NZvsENG #ENGvsNZ
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.
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.
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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).
Glad they explained that...what a nail biter ! #comeonengland #CricketWorldCup2019 #superover pic.twitter.com/pXpwxTLVLe
- Theo Paphitis (@TheoPaphitis) July 14, 2019
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.
#ENGvsNZ both Teams won our hearts Congratulations England pic.twitter.com/FTTXEr7XCd
- Striker Saif (@SaifStriker) July 14, 2019
SUPER OVER: FOUR to Buttler!! England take 15 off the super over. These two men have stepped up once again! #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/aBOE608qiV
- cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 14, 2019
:star2: Jofra Archer...
- Played for West Indies u19s 3 times
- Moved to England to pursue career with the ECB
- ECB change rules in order for him to play for England
- Joined Sussex in 2016
- Played in the BBL, BPL and IPL
- England's top wicket taker at World Cup#CWC19 pic.twitter.com/M7ElNdiYrw
- The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) July 14, 2019
Congratulations England for the fantastic win in the Super Over in the ICC World Cup! Never mind New Zealand, you too played well! Cricket has won! Game spirit has won! This World Cup will be remembered for ever! pic.twitter.com/izrlPT9V27
- Baburam Bhattarai (@brb1954) July 14, 2019
Today might be one of the most memorable days of sport ever.
Probably the best Wimbledon Final ever goes to a 12-12 tie-break in 5th set between 2 of the best players ever.
England win Cricket World Cup after a bloody SUPER OVER on the last ball!
- Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) July 14, 2019
A quite unbelievable day of sport, I'm sure you'll all agree.