The England cricket team has played in each of the past Cricket World Cups and was crowned champion in 2019. Moreover, England lost in 1979, 1987, and in 1992 WC and 1993 respectively. England has been eliminated from the group stage four times (in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2015).
On July 14, 2019, the final of the 2019 Cricket World Cup featured one of the most dramatic ODI matches in ODI history. On the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground, two teams faced each other in the first ODI WC Cricket final.
A world cup final is a tremendous amount of pressure, even for experienced players like New Zealand and England. The history-making moment came when Kane Williamson decided to bat first. For New Zealand, Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls opened the innings. With the score at 19 runs, Guptill was dismissed by Chris Woakes.
With Nicholls and Williamson on the sideline, the team crossed the 100-point mark without further wicket down. As Liam Plunkett took the wicket of Williamson on the score of 30, he provided a timely breakthrough. As a result of a difficult pitch, the New Zealand batters struggled to score. On the way to a 241/8 final score, the Black Caps were led by Nicholls and Latham, who combined for 55 and 47 runs respectively.
As a result, the top order fell for just 86 runs within 24 overs from its four batters. As New Zealand considered their options, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler made 110 runs together before Jos Buttler was out for 59 runs.
There were just 32 balls left for England to score 46 runs. By bringing an all-around performance to the team, he kept moving. There was a constant increase in closeness throughout the match.
England needed two runs from its final ball. The first-time tie in a world cup final made history as it also marked England’s first game at a major tournament.
Super Over begins:
The first innings of the super over were batted by England. With Boult in the lineup, Stokes and Buttler scored 15 runs. England’s super over bowling was led by Archer. He had a lot of responsibility on his shoulders as someone who was inexperienced on the international stage.
1st ball-Wide, 1st ball-two runs, 2nd- six, 3rd ball- two, 4th-two, and 5th-one. To lift the trophy, New Zealand needs two runs in one ball. The ball was sent towards deep midwicket by Guptill, but Buttler picked up the throw and shattered the stumps.
It was going to get even more dramatic for the fans. The Super Over began with England batting first, scoring 16 runs, followed by New Zealand scoring 15 runs. In the end, the Kiwis scored 15 runs to tie the match. Despite the dramatic finish, England won the match on higher boundary counts, As a result, they have won the ODI world championship for the first time ever.