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Scripting history, England win ICC World Cup

Scripting history, England win ICC World Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:35

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): England created history on Sunday when they outplayed New Zealand by boundary count in the ICC Worldinfo-icon Cup final at Lord’s. 

As a result of the sensational win in the super over, the hosts became champions for the first time. At the very last ball, England reached 241 runs -- the exact total posted by the Kiwis.

The hosts needed two runs from the last delivery but ended up scoring one, The draw resulted in a six-ball shootout called the super over.

Both teams played one over each, with a maximum of three batsmen. In the super over, England set a 16-run target for New Zealand.

In a photo-finish, the Kiwis made evenly the same score. England's Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler took 15 off Trent Boult's over.

Jofra Archer bowled England's over against Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham, who smashed a six off the second ball.

A New Zealand needed two runs from the final ball, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and Jason Roy combined to run out Guptill as he came back for the second.

Once again the two sides finished on 15,. England, smashing more boundaries, won won in the basis of a tie-break rule

Kiwi captain Kane Williams was declared Player of the Tournament and England batsman Ben Stokes adjudged Player of the Match.



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