England win World Cup 2019 after incredible final against New Zealand

England win World Cup 2019 after incredible final against New Zealand

London (Web Desk): England won their first ever ICC World Cup after beating New Zealand in the dramatic super over at the Lord’s on Sunday.

The hosts had to chase a 242-run total of New Zealand in 50 overs, but left short of 1 run.

Batting first, New Zealand scored 241 runs in stipulated 50 over.

In reply, England also scored 241 runs in stipulated overs as a result the match finished in a tie.

In the super over eliminator round that followed, England set a 16-run target for New Zealand which the Kiwis matched evenly.

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.

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


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