England beat New Zealand for the first time to win the men’s World Cup after being tied twice to one of the most amazing cricket games ever played.
In an emotional and electrical atmosphere at Lord’s, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and as they batted for an additional over piece, they were level 15.
It implied that England had been declared world champions by winning more border fours and sixes in the entire game-26 to New Zealand’s 17. That it even reached that phase was amazing in itself and arrived in the home of cricket as a consequence of a scarcely credible conclusion-the first tie in a World Cup final.
England needed 15 of the periodic match’s final over. Ben Stokes struck a six and then benefited when his bat struck a throw from the deep as he dived to the floor and was accidentally deflected for four topples.