England clinch first World Cup title in dramatic fashion

England are cricket World Cup champions after beating New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over in the final on Sunday at Lord’s. In the end, England got home having scored more boundaries than the Kiwis. Barbadian-born Jofra Archer held his nerve in a dramatic Super Over as New Zealand failed to get two runs from the final delivery of their Super Over. England scored 15 runs from their six deliveries, leaving the Kiwis 16 runs for victory.

But with two runs to get off the final delivery, Martin Guptil was run-out coming back for the second. Earlier, electing to bat, New Zealand were restricted to 241-8.

Their innings was centred around Henry Nicholls who top scored with 55 and Tom Latham who scored 47, as Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett both ended with three wickets each.

England in pursuit of 242 runs for victory, lost their first four wickets for 86 runs before 1os Butler and Man of the Match Ben Stokes added 110 runs for the 5th wicket.

But Butler’s dismissal for 59, led to a lower order collapse before an eventful final over which included four runs over-throw, ended with Mark Wood being run-out off the final delivery with the scores tied at 241. Stokes was not out on 84 as the game went to a Super Over. 

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