England claim maiden World Cup after nerve wracking contest

England were crowned as the ICC World Cup 2019 winners as they overcame a spirited New Zealand in a nerve-wracking final that saw the match go into a super over.

Kane Williamson was declared as the player of the tournament while English all-rounder Ben Stokes for his match-saving 84 not out innings.

The match, without doubt, one of the best one-day internationals ever had plenty of twists towards the closing stages.

Ben Stokes was momentarily caught in the 49th over on the boundary line, only for Trent Boult to step on the boundary line, giving England six runs.

That was not it for the drama, in the final over Martin Guptill’s throw from the boundary line hit Ben Stokes and the rolled over the boundary rope giving England six runs instead of two.

England needed two of the last delivery to win the World Cup but could only score one as the match headed to a super over.

Set a target of 16 to clinch the World Cup, New Zealand could only equal England’s super over score of 15, handing England the World Cup owing to the greater number of boundaries in the innings.

It was heartbreak again for New Zealand who also ended up as runners up four years ago but it was ecstasy for England who had previously lost World Cup finals in 1992, 1987 and 1979.

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