England Win In Super Over To Become World Champions

England Win

England Win

England Win Thriller To Become ICC World Champion

In what can be termed as the most thrilling final of the ICC World Cup, England held their nerve to become World Champions for the first time. Man of the Match Ben Stokes made the England win possible against New Zealand due to his all-round performance. The low-scoring match first ended in a tie before being decided in the Super Over, where New Zealand fell short by one run.

Black Caps won the toss, batted sensibly for 241

They may have batted slowly in the last two matches of the mega event but Go Slow policy helped New Zealand on both occasions. Just like they did in the semis, Black Caps scored 241 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the final against a quality English side. Opener Henry Nicholls was the most successful batsman with 55 runs, while Tom Latham managed 47. Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett took three wickets each to set up a target that was within England’s reach.

England Win As Ben Stokes Saves The Day

He came, he saw and he saved England once again in the World Cup. Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 84 runs at a time when his team needed him the most. With Jos Buttler (59), he added 110 runs for the fifth wicket to steer England away from their troubles. He couldn’t reach the target but made sure that the match went into the Super Over, where again, it was his 8 runs that saw England post 15 runs in one over.

Jimmy Neesham Nearly Saw New Zealand Through …

New Zealand were all set to win the grand finale after Jimmy Neesham hit a six off Joffra Archer in the Super Over. The Black Caps needed 2 runs to win off the final ball, but unfortunately, they could manage only one. Martin Guptill wasn’t able to complete the second run, giving England the chance to become World Champions for the first time, in 4 tries.

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