A jubilant England won Cricket’s World Cup for the first time on Sunday, following a heart-stopping super over triumph against New Zealand at Lord’s.
Nothing could separate the two sides after 100 overs of regulation play – both made 241 from their fifty – and it needed a six-ball shoot-out to decide the winners.
Even that was as tight as it could have been – New Zealand’s Martin Guptill forced the ball into the off-side on the final delivery and came back for a second run that would have given Kane Williamson’s side victory.
However a combination of Jason Roy’s throw from the outfield and Jos Buttler’s neat glovework ran Guptill out and England won on boundaries scored in the original 50-over match.
It was hard on the gallant Blackcaps, who came into the match having also never previously won the World Cup.
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