England New Zealand play WC 2019 final at Lord's. (Source: ICC Twitter)

In a high-voltage finale between England and New Zealand, the hosts held their nerves and lifted the trophy for the first time in the history of the game.


England lift the cup

New Zealand need 16 runs in the super over

Buttler and Stokes are out for England and Boult has the ball and they get three off the first

The match has gone in super over as England were bundled out for 241

Another one bites the dust and Jofra Archer is gone for a first-ball duck

Liam Plunkett is gone looking for a big hit over mid-off but only manages to give a catch to Boult stationed at long-off

England need 24 off the last two overs with Ben Stokes out there

Liam Plunkett gets a useful boundary but Ferguson has been brilliant with the ball. England need 34 off 18

Chris Woakes has to depart after Tom Latham takes a good catch. England have lost their sixth for 203 with Stokes still in there

Stokes hits an important boundary to end Neesham’s over. England are 203/5 after 46 overs

Buttler is gone, courtesy a brilliant catch from Tim Southee off Lockie Ferguson in the deep

Ben Stokes gets to his fifty now

Jos Butler gets to his fifty with a scintillating boundary through the covers

The boundaries ain’t coming for the hosts and this is increasing the required rate. Some good display of bowling from Jimmy Neesham as well

Jos Butler and Ben Stokes have held the innings together after some fall of wickets

England have lost two quick wickets and are struggling at 86/4

WICKET! Joe Root is gone for 7 after playing 30 deliveries. That’s a huge breakthrough

England are getting their way back into this game. Bairstow and Root are looking settled now

WICKET! This is a big one for New Zealand. Matt Henry has removed Jason Roy for 17 and England are 28/1

Jony Bairstow is getting his way back in. He has struck two boundaries off Trent Boult in this over

England have had a nervy start. They 5/0 after 2.

New Zealand have managed to score 241/8 in 50 overs

England are bowling spin from one end and that has certainly kept the two new batsmen calm. Ross Taylor now needs to stay at the crease to get things going for his side.

After steady stand between Nicholls and Williamson, New Zealand lose two quick wickets and are now 118/3 in 27 overs

WICKET! Chris Woakes has removed Martin Guptill for 19, trapping him in front of the stumps. New Zealand are 29/1

A quick single from the Blackcaps takes them to 22/0 in 4 overs. Jofra Archer was a bit expensive in that one as he leaks 12

Henry Nicholls survives now

England would have drawn early blood as Woakes trapped Nicholls in front of the wickets. The ball came back into the left-hander to hit his back pad and the umpire gave him out. But it’s a good review as the tracker shows that the ball isn’t hitting the stumps

Martin Guptill survives

After hitting a boundary in the first over, Martin Guptill had a hiccup when the England side went up to appeal for a caught behind but the on-field umpire turned it down and Guptill survives. Is this the luck he needed? Well New Zealand are 6/0 after 2 overs

New Zealand
Playing XI

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

Playing XI

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Kane Williamson has won the toss and he has elected to bat first against Eoin Morgan’s England

There are a lot of similarities between the two number three batsmen. Joe Root has 549 runs with two tons and three half-centuries in this World Cup while Kane Williamson has 548 with two hundreds and two half-centuries. Interestingly, both have scored a ton against West Indies in this tournament.

Who is saying what?

Remember the Cottrell Salute?

What Williamson has to say about the final: Anybody can beat anybody regardless of breed of dog, says Kane Williamson

What Morgan has to say about the final: It isn’t going to be a high-scoring game, says Eoin Morgan ahead of World Cup final

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (c), Tom Latham (wk), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tom Blundell, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Colin Munro

READ: What happens if the match ends in a tie or gets washed out

England Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Dawson


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