England won the World Cup 2019 and were led by Eoin Morgan. (Source: Twitter)

England created history last year after lifting the 50-over World Cup for the first time. They defeated New Zealand in a riveting encounter that went down to the wire.

The two teams played the first-ever Super Over in a World Cup tha ended as a tie but the English side were declared winners on the basis of boundary-count rule at Lord’s.

Morgan who initailly played for Ireland revealed that he met the New Zealand players after the match and had a beer with them.

“I made a conscious effort to try that night and I went across to their changing room and had a beer with them,” Morgan was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

This was the first time that England lifted the 50-over World Cup in the history of the game. They had reached the final thrice but never won it.

New Zealand on the other side was playing their second World Cup final on the trot. They had lost 2015 final too. There were a lot of interesting as well as controversial moments in the match and one of them came when a throw from the deep by Martin Guptill went for a boundary after getting deflected from Ben Stokes’ bat.

The International Cricket Council had later scrapped the boundary count rule and has further said the Super Over will be repeated in case of a tie. England lifted their first-ever World Cup after beating New Zealand in the final at Lord’s earlier this year on the basis of more boundary count.

The release by the ICC on Monday said: “The Super Over as a way to decide results at ICC events will be retained.”


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