LONDON/ KARACHI (ENNS/ MD) Founder of the Cricket, England won the ICC World Cup 2019 for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic 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.
Both sides finished on 15 so England won due to a tie-break rule because they hit more boundaries.
After defeats in previous finals against Pakistan in 1992, Australia in 1987 and the West Indies in 1979, it was a cathartic moment for English cricket.
“My heart is still racing. It´s the biggest thing I´ve ever won, a great bunch of fellas, a really good family to me,” Archer said.
Stokes was in tears as England´s players danced joyously around the pitch.