Mumbai: England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time in extraordinary circumstances, beating New Zealand by a tiebreaker of boundaries scored after the match was tied after regulation play and then the first Super Over in the tournament's history.
Martin Guptill needed to score two off the final ball of the Super Over but was run out by England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler as the New Zealand batsman scrambled back for the second.
Both teams scored 241 after the regulation 50 overs per side, with England scoring 14 off the last over - including a six made up of two runs followed by an accidental four deflected off the bat of the diving Ben Stokes - to tie New Zealand's 241-8.
The teams then scored 15 runs each in the Super Over, but England won courtesy of scoring more boundaries in regulation play.
The super over is tied as Guptill falls short of the crease on the last ball. England win the World Cup in most dramatic fashion.
Stokes and Buttler post 15 runs on the board in the super over. New Zealand now need 16 runs to clinch their maiden World Cup title.
49.6: Wicket! England needed 2 runs to win off the last ball but Boult is run out. The match goes into super over! The scenes are absolutely stunning at Lord's.
48.6: Wicket! Neesham strikes twice in the same over. Jofra Archer departs on a golden duck. England lose their eight wicket.
48.3: Wicket! Plunkett departs after scoring 10 runs. He lofts the ball into the air to give an easy catch to Boult.
46.1: Wicket! Ferguson gets his third wicket of the match as he dismisses Woakes for 2. Ben Stokes is still in the middle for England.
44.5: Wicket! Ferguson finally breaks the partnership as he dismisses Jos Buttler. Buttler departs on 59. Is there a twist in the tale now?
43.5: Buttler, Stokes reach their fifties. Can the duo guide England to the victory? England need 53 runs in last six overs.
39.6: England post 170 runs on the board in 40 overs. The last ten overs will be crucial for both the teams.
38.6: England are cruising towards the victory as they need to score 80 runs in 66 balls. Stokes and Buttler are in the middle, hoping to steer England to the prestigious trophy.
34.6: Either team could win it from here. England need 101 runs to win from 15 overs. New Zealand need to break the partnership.
33.6: England need 105 runs from the remaining 16 overs. It's time for drinks.
26.2: England now need to score 144 runs in 24 overs to win the match.
23.1: Wicket! Neesham strikes on his first ball of the match. Skipper Eoin Morgan departs as Lockie Ferguson takes a stunner. Morgan walks to the pavilion after scoring 9 runs off 22 balls.
Third umpire had a look to make sure that the catch was clean. Neesham does his job of giving New Zealand the breakthrough.
19.3: Wicket! England lose their third wicket as Jonny Bairstow departs after scoring 36 from 55 balls. Ferguson takes his first wicket of the match to put New Zealand into a commanding position.
16.3: Wicket! Colin de Grandhomme dismisses Joe Root. Root nicks the ball to Tom Latham. Root was struggling to settle and had scored only 7 runs off 30 deliveries.
11.6: Another maiden by Matt Henry. New Zealand have been successful in restricting England in the first twelve overs.
10.6: Matt Henry has now taken most number of wickets(8) in the first powerplay of ICC World Cup 2019.
9.6: England post 39 on the board in the first powerplay. England are still 203 runs away from lifting their maiden World Cup trophy.
5.4: Wicket! Matt Henry scalps the wicket of in-form Jason Roy as he nicks the ball to wicket-keeper Tom Latham. Roy departs after scoring 17 runs off 20 balls.
4.3: Four! Bairstow eases off the pressure by hitting a boundary off Trent Boult.
0.1: Boult opens the bowling attack for New Zealand and traps Roy on the first ball! But umpires call saves Roy. Can New Zealand replicate their bowling performance against India?
A Pitch Invader strikes! But the lady fails to halt the game.
Read more here- Pitch invader tries to interrupt the World Cup 2019 Final
50: New Zealand post 241 runs in 50 overs. England now need 241 runs to win.
49.3: Wicket! Jofra Archer strikes as Matt Henry is dismissed with three balls left in the innings.
48.3: Wicket! Latham goes for a full toss from woakes but doesn't manage to get enough power on it. It is a catch, and Latham departs on 47.
46.6: Wicket! Colin de Grandhomme mistimes his shot, and gets caught! Another wicket for Woakes.
38.6: Wicket! Liam Plunket strikes yet again as Neesham is sent to the pavilion for 19 runs.
33.1: Wicket! Ross Taylor falls prey to an lbw by Mark Wood. Taylor departs after scoring 15.
26.5: Wicket! Henry Nicholls departs a few balls after his 50. Liam Plunkett picks his second of the game.
25.1: Fifty for Henry Nicholls. Important in a game like this.
22.4: Wicket! The ball apparently nicks Williamson's gloves and lands straight in Buttler's gloves. Morgan goes straight for the review. Its nicked the bat and Williamson is gone! Big wicket for New Zealand.
14.6: Four! New Zealand are gaining momentum, but slowly.
6.2: Wicket! Guptill falls for an lbw! New Zealand take a review at the last second but its a clear hit. The kiwis have lost their review!
2.3: Almost a wicket, New Zealand and Nicholls saved by the review.
0.5: Four! New Zealand getting a start to the run-making
0.1: Wide! Woakes puts the game's first ball wide
New Zealand win the toss and elect to bat first.
Did you know?
English batsmen have scored seven centuries during #CWC19. That's the same as England managed in 1987, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 tournaments combined.
Joe Root and Kane Williamson can surpass Rohit Sharma today on total runs if they score a century today.
Mumbai: As both sides look forward to winning their maiden title, hosts England face New Zealand in a match greater than all others at the World Cup 2019 final. While England are going into the challenge as a dominating side, having earned their favourites tag again after thrashing a strong Australian side in the semi-finals, the New Zealand players are certainly no pushovers.
Kane Williamson’s side have not had a perfect tournament, and have on many occasions had disappointing performances. But being an unbeaten team for a majority of their tournament run, the Kiwis’ strength exist in their adaptability. The team has managed to somehow put in just enough to get over the opposition on many occasions, including the semi-final clash against India.
Eoin Morgan boasts of great talent, with a team in which pretty much everyone can bat, he also can rely on his bowlers Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes among others. Yet, England’s batting side comprising Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler will be their trump card.
— Deccan Chronicle (@DeccanChronicle) July 14, 2019
Williamson has openers Henry Nicholls and Martin Guptill at his side, one of whom may be replaced by Colin Munroe. But New Zealand’s strength lies in their bowlers. With supreme control on the ball and good fielding, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, and Mitchell Santner are threats to all the English batsmen.
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— Deccan Chronicle (@DeccanChronicle) July 14, 2019
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Dawson
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham(w), Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tom Blundell, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Colin Munro
When is the match?
The match is scheduled to start at 3 pm IST on Sunday. (July 14)
Where is the match?
The match will take place at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.
Star India has acquired the rights of telecasting the tournament, and the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports Channels.
The match can be viewed live on Hotstar as well....