England wins 2019 World Cup trophy
July 15, 2019
Yesterday was the final match of the 2019 World Cup Tournament. Team England became champions and defeated New Zealand after the match went to the Super Over. The match outcome was decided based on 'Boundary count back'.
New Zealand dismissed England for 241 runs in 50 overs when the target was 242, making it the first final match in the World Cup to be tied.
The two teams made 15 runs each in the Super Over and then the decision was made based on boundaries hit during the match.
England won the world cup by hitting more boundaries in the match. England had scored 26 boundaries while New Zealand had hit 17.
Captain Eoin Morgan said, "It's been an absolutely incredible journey ... I still can't quite believe it."
Ben Stokes, who scored 84 of 98 balls was named Man of the Final becoming the first-ever England player to win the Man of the World Cup Final award.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the title of Player of the World Cup. He scored 578 runs in ten 2019 World Cup matches at an average of 82.57. He was disappointed on losing the trophy and said, "Just gutted ... There's a lot of disappointment."
"That was a bit of a shame, wasn't it? You just hope it doesn't happen in moments like that. You can nitpick, but perhaps it just wasn't meant to be for us. It is perhaps tough to review the match, and such small margins," he also said.
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar tweeted after the match, " 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."