England have won the World Cup for the first time
England’s cricket World Cup final clash with New Zealand has ended in a final over tie – ending in a super over victory.
Superb bowling by England’s Liam Plunkett had restricted the Black Caps to 241-8.
The run chase got off to a rocky start as New Zealand demolished England’s top order, taking four early wickets.
But Ben Stokes and Josh Buttler put on a hundred partnership to revive the innings.
And in a dramatic last over, Ben Stokes hit a six and England got six overthrows when a New Zealand fielder hit Stokes bat to send the bowl to the boundary.
England secured a win on more boundaries scored after the super over was also tied.
Earlier, Surrey bowler Liam Plunkett ended with figures of 3-40 off his 10 overs – claiming the important wickets of Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson (30) and Henry Nicholls (55) in the space of 14 balls.
Henry Nicholls top-scored for the Black Caps
Plunkett also took the wicket of the dangerous all-rounder Jimmy Neesham (19).
Chris Woakes added to his impressive tally with another three scalps (3-37) – with Jofra Archer and Mark Wood chipping in.
New Zealand’s Kane Williamsonon his way to 30
Tom Latham hit 46 off 57 balls as the Black Caps managed to make 62 runs off the final 10 overs.
However, New Zealand, who are also seeking their first 50-over World Cup title, have proved adept at defending relatively small totals in this tournament and Lord’s isn’t known for its heavy scoring in ODIs.
Woakes celebrates taking the wicket of Martin Guptill
In the semi-finals, India failed to chase down 240 against the Kiwis in Manchester.
Courtesy of Sky News