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NZ vs ENG: Cricket World Cup 2019 finals live updates | Match ends in tie; England lifts maiden title by boundaries

England captain Eoin Morgan with the 2019 Cricket World Cup trophy after winning the final against New Zealand at Lord's in London on July 14, 2019.

England captain Eoin Morgan with the 2019 Cricket World Cup trophy after winning the final against New Zealand at Lord's in London on July 14, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AFP

Both sides finished on 15 so England won due to a tie-break rule because they hit the most boundaries.

England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord's on Sunday.

After Eoin Morgan's side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand's 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team.

England's Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler took 15 off Trent Boult's over.

Jofra Archer bowled England's over against Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham, who smashed a six off the second ball.

With two runs required off the final ball, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and Jason Roy combined to run out Guptill as he came back for the second.

England players celebrate after winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on July 14, 2019.

England players celebrate after winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on July 14, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AFP

 

Both sides finished on 15 so England won due to a tie-break rule because they hit the most boundaries.

Man of the match: Ben Stokes

Man of the series: Kane Williamson

England's Ben Stokes hailed Sunday's dramatic Super Over victory over New Zealand to win the Cricket World Cup as the culmination of four years' hard work.

The hosts have bounced back from being humiliated at the World Cup four years ago to become the number one side in the world.

England seemed set to fall short at Lord's until Stokes hit 84 not out to ensure the scores were tied, with both sides hitting 241 runs from their 50 overs.

Stokes struck another eight not out from three balls in the Super Over as England scored 15 in the shootout, a score that New Zealand matched.

England won by virtue of hitting more boundaries in the match.

"Pretty lost for words," said an exhausted Stokes. "All the hard work over that four years to get here and we're champions of the world. It's an amazing feeling."

Super over

New Zealand to chase: Jofra Archer to bowl. Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham are in for the Kiwis. Can they chase the target? Neesham to face Archer; Archer starts off with a wide. Neesham takes two runs of the first ball. New Zealand needs 13 runs to win in 5 balls. Second ball Neesham hits a huuuge six. What a shot from Neesham. New Zealand needs 7 to win 4 balls. Neesham takes two runs in the third ball, new Zealand needs 5 to win in three balls. New Zealand needs 3 runs from 2 balls. New Zealand needs 2 runs in 1 ball. Martin Guptill to face the final delivery.  Guptill was run-out off the final delivery. England wins the World Cup 2019.

England to bat first: Ben Stokes and Buttler are the batsmen. Trent Boult to bowl. First ball goes for 3 runs, second ball just a single, third ball Ben Stokes hits a boundary, fourth ball a single, fifth ball Buttler takes a couple, Buttler hits a boundary off the last ball. England scores 15 runs in one over. New Zealand needs 16 to win in the super over.

The World Cup 2019 final witnesses a rare tie between New Zealand and England at Lord's in London on Sunday.

Now the match will be decided on a super over. It is the first such instance in a World Cup final.

New Zealand is keeping the squeeze on England after 30 overs of the reply, with a tense Cricket World Cup final potentially going to the wire.

England is stuttering along at less than four runs an over, and is on 115-4.

Ben Stokes (18) and Jos Buttler (13), two of the team’s most destructive batsmen, are trying to rebuild the innings after captain Eoin Morgan fell for 9 to a stunning catch by Lockie Ferguson at deep point. Running in from the boundary, he dived forward and took a two-handed catch just before the ball hit the ground off Jimmy Neesham’s first ball.

That left England on 86-4 at the time.

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New Zealand once again put up a modest batting performance under overcast conditions to post 241 for eight against a quality England pace attack that kept on asking probing questions in the World Cup final in London on Sunday.

Henry Nicholls (55 off 77 balls) and skipper Kane Williamson (30, 53 balls) added 74 runs for the second wicket after a fabulous first spell from Chris Woakes (3/37 in 9 overs) and Jofra Archer (1/42 in 10 overs) on a helpful Lord’s track.

While Woakes had the best figures statistically, it was the tall Liam Plunkett (3/42 in 10 overs), who used the cross-seam variations effectively to stop the Black Caps on their tracks.

They would now be hoping that their pace bowlers use the conditions as well as the England bowlers did in the first half.

Only Tom Latham (47 off 56 balls) contributed in the middle overs in another mediocre effort from the New Zealanders on another big day.

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England has seized the initiative in the Cricket World Cup final after Liam Plunkett took the wickets of Kane Williamson and Henry Nicholls in the space of 14 balls.

New Zealand was 126-3 after 30 overs and being pegged back by England at Lord’s.

Nicholls departed for 55, his highest score of the tournament and his ninth half-century in 43 innings.

Ross Taylor was on 9 and Tom Latham on 5.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first in the World Cup finals against England at Lord's in London on Sunday.

New Zealand and England go into the finals with an unchanged side.

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

England's Chris Woakes celebrates the dismissal of Martin Guptill duringthe 2019 Cricket World Cup finals against New Zealand at Lord's in London on July 14, 2019.

England's Chris Woakes celebrates the dismissal of Martin Guptill duringthe 2019 Cricket World Cup finals against New Zealand at Lord's in London on July 14, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AFP

 

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first in the World Cup finals against England at Lord's in London on Sunday.

 

New Zealand and England go into the finals with an unchanged side.

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

 

The World Cup summit clash between hosts England and New Zealand Sunday has been delayed by half an hour due to overnight and early morning rain here.

The match will start at 3:30pm IST.

Both sides were bidding to be crowned world champions for the first time.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England skipper Eoin Morgan.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and England skipper Eoin Morgan.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

England lost the 1979, 1987 and 1992 finals, while this is New Zealand's second successive appearance in the showpiece match after they finished runners-up to Australia in 2015.

The world order in cricket will witness a new dawn when a title-starved England, led by an Irish, meet their match in New Zealand’s feisty Black Caps in a World Cup final that will produce a new champion come Sunday.

Fans before the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup finals at Lord's in London on July 14, 2019.

Fans before the start of the 2019 Cricket World Cup finals at Lord's in London on July 14, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

 

England’s global ambitions have never been fully realised since Sir Alf Ramsey’s team won the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Whether it is Gary Linekar or Hary Kane, the ‘Cup’ that they desperately want never came home during the last five and half decades.

Even the ‘Three Lionesses’ — England’s women football team under their mercurial manager Phil Neville — had insane following during their World Cup campaign that ended in a heartbreaking semi-final defeat.

This was at a time when Eoin Morgan’s men were going through a roller coaster ride but were hardly followed.

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New Zealand showed that it can be a giant-slayer in the big battles

The World Cup wends it way back to London with its history, bustle, the subterranean maze of metro trains, a dry heat of 24 degrees above and the Wimbledon ballet of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. After 47 matches, including four washed-out ventures, in a long-winding campaign that lasted a month and a fortnight, England and New Zealand have withstood the vagaries of form and will face off in the final at Lord’s on Sunday.

In the pre-tournament buzz, England was expected to press hard for the title while New Zealand stayed in the dark-horses corner. But as they consistently do in big-ticket events, the Black Caps persevered, progressed steadily, stayed under the radar, coped with losses and when it came to the big battles, New Zealand showed that it can be a giant-slayer.

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Lord’s may witness a ‘sea of blue’

The setting wouldn’t be an ideal one but Indians across the globe who have landed in or based out of the United Kingdom will be in majority during the World Cup final at the Lord’s on July 14.

All the tickets for the final have been sold out and despite India’s shock ouster in the semifinals, 90 per cent of the fans who have planned their trips months in advance, will still be thronging at the ‘Mecca of Cricket’ expecting some high quality action.

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England sets up summit clash with New Zealand

England fans with their ‘we are bringing it home’ slogans specific to the World Cup, had plenty to cheer at a packed Edgbaston here on Thursday. Eoin Morgan’s men dished out a command performance in the semifinal against old foe Australia. An eight-wicket victory was sealed and New Zealand awaits in the final at Lord’s on Sunday. 

Chasing Australia’s 223, which largely rested upon Steve Smith’s 85 (119b, 6x4), England scored 226 for two in 32.1 overs with Jason Roy’s marauding 85 (65b, 9x4, 5x6) head-lining the triumph.

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Henry’s triple blow stuns India’s dream

The bugles were silenced, drums got discarded and disbelief reigned. For the Indian fans, a boisterous morning slipped into an afternoon of melancholy despite Ravindra Jadeja’s incredible knock, as New Zealand stunned Virat Kohli’s men in the World Cup semifinal at Old Trafford here on Wednesday.

Efficiency trumped flair and Kane Williamson’s men showed that they could win without a snarl. Pursuing New Zealand’s 239 for eight, India finished with 221 in 49.3 overs. Jadeja’s 77 (59b, 4x4, 4x6) was pulse-pounding but it was fated to end in tragedy while the Kiwis snatched an 18-run victory.

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