England won their maiden ICC World Cup 2019 title under very dramatic circumstances on Sunday. The match went into a Super Over, after a tie in the last. The Super Over likewise finished in a tie, however, England lifted the trophy because of a tie-break rule since they hit the most boundaries in the match. After Eoin Morgan’s side completed on 241 full scales in the quest for New Zealand’s 241-8, the last came down to a six-ball shootout for each team. England’s Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler took 15 off Trent Boult’s finished. Jofra Archer bowled England’s over against Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham, who crushed a six off the subsequent ball. With two runs required off the last ball, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and Jason Roy joined to run out Guptill as he returned for the second.
Ben Stokes was batting and hit the ball high making it reach the boundary to call it a four, but there was Trent Boult all ready to catch the ball. The spectators thought it was a clear out, but comes out to be, that Boult’s leg did hit the boundary line and it was a shot six!
The two sides completed on 15 so England won because of a tie-break rule just because they did hit more boundaries in the match.
After thrashings and defeats in the past finals against Pakistan in 1992, Australia in 1987 and the West Indies in 1979, it was a cleansing minute for the English cricket team to lift the trophy up.
Morgan and his colleagues were cheered to the rafters by the related limit swarm at Lord’s as they joined Bobby Moore’s 1966 footballers and Martin Johnson’s rugby association team of 2003 as England’s World Cup winners.
England’s triumph was the zenith of a striking ascent in the course of recent four years.
Following their terrible first round exit at the 2015 World Cup, England’s then director of cricket Andrew Strauss set out on a root-and-branch change of their one-day worldwide set-up.
Receiving a forceful approach and a game-plan under Morgan and Australian mentor Trevor Bayliss, England’s remaking plan satisfied the team and the viewers breathtakingly.
They had just moved to the highest point of the ODI rankings heading into the competition and, after a lot of highs and lows in the course of recent six weeks, they, in the end, defended their tag as the bookmakers’ pre-competition top picks to win the ICC World Cup 2019.
It was anything but not an easy ride for England, whose defeats against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia in the gathering stage put them on the precarious edge of disposal.
But without a doubt, Morgan’s men kept their cool to overcome India and New Zealand and book a last-four spot before pounding Australia in the semi-finals and enduring one last trial of their nerve against New Zealand.
While England commended and celebrated, it was another tragic and heart-breaking misfortune for New Zealand, who likewise completed as runners-up in the past ICC World Cup in 2015 in the wake of losing to Australia in the finals.
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