Jul 15, 2019 (LBO) – England pulled off the greatest World Cup final win over New Zealand to secure cup after a nail-biting tie-break finish, Sunday at Lords.
Both teams ended up equals, not once, but twice. First, in the regular game, then in the Super Over.
Eoin Morgan’s side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand’s 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team.
However, England hit more boundaries than New Zealand — 26 to 17 — giving the edge in the game and were able to secure the win.
After defeats in previous finals against Pakistan in 1992, Australia in 1987 and the West Indies in 1979, it was a cathartic moment for English cricket.