England lifts the world cup amid sensational drama against New Zealand
Lords : In the end, it was England who became the world champions by lifting the ICC World Cup 2019 trophy amid a lot of sensational drama folding the match to a tie, then tie in super-over too. It doesn’t get closer than this, beating a side on the number of boundaries hit in the innings.
Eoin Morgan finally lifted the trophy, but New Zealand won all the hearts for their fighting streak against the England.
The whole game was comparised of a series of bad lucks for New Zealand. When England needed 22 off 9 balls, and New Zealand were chocking them, Stokes heaved one to the boundary. Trent Boult stood near the ropes, caught the ball. Then he fell over backwards. It was a six. England needed 16 off 8.
When England needed 9 off 3, and Stokes was desperately trying to make ground for a second run, a Martim Guptill throw from the deep, destined for the stumps perhaps, hit the outstretched bat of a diving Stokes and was deflected to the boundary. Six runs from that ball.
Both the teams scored 241 runs in 50 overs; then they ended up making the same 15 runs in the super over. The England were declared the winners as they had scored more fours than the New Zealand side.