One Year ago this day, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Finals witnessed the first-ever super over in which England defeated New Zealand by a short margin to lift their maiden title.
One year ago on this day, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final witnessed the first-ever super over in which England defeated New Zealand & lifted their maiden title on the basis of boundary count-back rule at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The Final between New Zealand & England at the Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 14 2019 could not hail one team as a winner despite the 50 over match & super-over. In the super-over both the teams managed to score 15 runs each but England managed to hail the maiden title as they had hit more boundaries in the World Cup Finals as compared to New Zealand.
England smashed more boundaries i.e. 26 as compared to 17 boundaries hit by New Zealand in the match. This was the second successive time that New Zealand finished as runner-ups in the World Cup. New Zealand under the leadership of McCullum lost the final of the 2015 edition to Australia by seven wickets.
In the 2019 finals, New Zealand had won the toss & opted to bat first. Kiwis smashed a score of 241/8 in fifty overs. Henry Nicholls top-scored for kiwis as he played an outstanding knock of 55 runs whereas Chris Woakes & Plunkett grabbed three wickets each for England. Chasing a moderate target England kept on losing wickets at regular intervals & at last in the final over they needed 15 runs to win the finals.
However, England’s hope was still high as Martin Guptill hit went to the boundary giving England four runs due to an overthrow. But kiwis fought like fighters & managed to keep their nerve & took the match into a super-over.