England, the birth nation of the cricket, finally touch their hands on the trophy they’re longtime craving for. The historic field Lord’s, London witnesses one of the greatest match ever where England beat New Zealand and win their maiden World Cup. England finally wins the tournament after beating New Zealand in a “super over” saga.

CWC2019 Final: England finally wins the tournament after beating New Zealand in a “super over” saga

This match will remember for ages. It can easily challenge for the ”greatest ever cricket match of all time” spot. Drama, tension, heartbreak, agony this game was filled with everything a cricket fan wants. But, at the end of the day, one team should be crowned as champion and the team is none other than England, the birth nation of this beautiful game.

England beat the Black Caps by boundary countback after both the super over and 50-over game were tied. England yields 15 runs in super over courtesy of Ben Stokes and Jos Butler. Kiwis needed 16-runs to win the game.

The responsibility of the Kiwis was fallen on the shoulders of Jimmy Neesham and Martin Guptill. They took 14 runs in Jofra Archer‘s first five balls before Guptill was run out by Jos Butler following a throw from Jason Roy when he tried to take the second run.

After his dismissal, the whole English team, as well as their fans, burst into happiness. English players and fans started celebrations because they already won the match due to having more boundary than the Kiwis in super over.

he run-out of Guptill which ended NZ's hope to lift WC
he run-out of Guptill which ended NZ’s hope to lift WC

Anyway, the regular match of 50 over was also obscured with full of saga and drama. New Zealand managed to keep England at bay. At that moment, it seemed the winning of Kiwis is only a matter of time. England needed 15 runs from 4 balls. Ben Stokes struck a huge six on Trent Boult‘s delivery over the mid-wicket and got another six due to the mistake of Kiwis fielders.

Stokes apologized as he was the victim of the incident. Umpire had no choice but to declare it as six runs, which literally back England into the game. Adil Rashid and Mark Wood, the two remaining batsmen were run out at the bowler’s end on last two balls.

Ben Stokes played an extraordinary innings and wins the ''Man of the Match'' award
Ben Stokes played an extraordinary innings and wins the ”Man of the Match” award

Nerves and extreme pressure shrouded the host but Ben Stokes faced the storm with pure valiant fashion.

After the early collapse, Butler and Stokes pulled out the strings and added 110 runs in the fifth wicket. After the dismissal of Butler, not a single partnership established as English players just come and go from the crease.

Neesham and Ferguson both shared 3 wickets while Grandhomme took 1 wicket. Earlier, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett unleashed a quack on English batting lineup and shared 3 wickets each.

Now, this is a time for celebration in England. They will back in action after a few days against Ireland. Ashes series is also knocking at the door. But, for now, they are celebrating as they win their maiden World Cup. This is also their first major trophy for their men’s after the 1966 Football World Cup.