London: England won the World Cup for the first time after defeating New Zealand in a Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lords on Sunday.
Both the normal 50 overs and super-over action ended up in a tie because of which the winner couldn’t be decided. In the super over, England scored 15 runs and they were able to restrict New Zealand to 15 runs, to win due to a tie-break rule because they hit more boundaries.
Jofra Archer bowled England’s over against Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham, who smashed a six off the second ball. “My heart is still racing. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever won, a great bunch of fellas, a really food family to me,” Archer said.
Stokes was in tears as England’s players danced joyously around the pitch. “I’m pretty lost for words. All the hard work over four years, to get here and be champions of the world. It’s an amazing feeling. I’m pretty done,” said Stokes.
England’s triumph was the culmination of a remarkable rise over the past four years.