In the last ball thriller, England defeated New Zealand by boundary count to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 championship. This is England’s first World Cup title, after being runners-up three times previously.
The match went to the Super Over as both teams ended up in a tie, scoring 241 runs each in their quota of 50 overs. The Super Over too resulted in a tie with England and New Zealand getting 15 runs each.
As per ICC’s rule book, if Super Over ends in a tie, the team with the maximum number of boundaries in the match is declared the winner. New Zealand with 16 boundaries fell short of England’s 24 boundaries.
Ben Stokes was awarded ‘Player of the Match’ for his unbeaten innings of 84 runs. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was named the ‘Player of the Series’.
Here are a few Twitter Reactions:
A game that ebbed and flowed from the 1st ball to the 612th!
Feel for New Zealand 🇳🇿 who did everything that England 🏴 did and still fell short.
Congratulations to England.#CWC19 #NZvENG @ECB_cricket @BLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/FlEJb0NfId
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 14, 2019
What an amazing match of Cricket. Nail biting stuff at an iconic venue…
This game will go down as one of the best matches in history. Congratulations to @englandcricket on your maiden @cricketworldcup title. Never be down @BLACKCAPS, you fought like champions. #CWC19Final
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) July 14, 2019
I have never witnessed anything like it. I love England. I love New Zealand I love cricket. I love all those players out there today. I love every single one of you right now. #CWC19 #CWC19Final #ENGvNZ
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) July 14, 2019
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 14, 2019
England could have won easily if #josbuttler stood firm throughout.
England won the #CWC19Final while NewZealand won hearts.
Watch the full video on my YouTube channel: https://t.co/KiO9nDZws9 pic.twitter.com/vdQzqPofsx
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) July 14, 2019
Congrats to @Eoin16 & his brilliant team on winning the greatest cricket match I’ve ever had the privilege to watch. And commiserations to New Zealand who were mighty opponents.
What a day…
Never let anyone ever again say cricket is boring. 🏏🔥 pic.twitter.com/oCgfPj8mQ5
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 14, 2019
Feel for Kane Williamson and NZ . England winning the World Cup is a great thing for cricket . The game hopefully will regain some popularity back again in the Home or cricket because of this victory. At the end of the day cricket is the …. 🙂 #CWC19
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) July 14, 2019
My heart goes out to Kane Williamson and @BLACKCAPS. But congratulations for playing with dignity and class. You made a lot more friends and did your country proud.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 14, 2019
On man! Never have two teams deserved so equally to win a final! #CWC19Final
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) July 14, 2019
Tells complete story — and tragedy — that befell New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday pic.twitter.com/ckIpdo2mQE
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 14, 2019
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) July 14, 2019
— Sushma Verma (@ImSushVerma) July 14, 2019
Nice work @ICC … you are a joke!!!
— Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) July 14, 2019
NZ deserved that!!!!
— Marizanne Kapp (@kappie777) July 14, 2019
— Mandeep Singh (@mandeeps12) July 14, 2019