Alexa England win Cricket WC after Super Over drama

England win Cricket WC after Super Over drama

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Published: 00:37 15 July 2019   Updated: 09:22 15 July 2019

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England won their first ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, defeating New Zealand in super over. In super over, Batting first England set 16 runs to win for New Zealand. In reply, New Zealand able to score 15 for 1. But England win for hitting more boundaries than New Zealand.  

Chasing the target of 242 England lost their 1st wicket to 28. Matt Henry made the first breakthrough for New Zealand. Jason Roy went out scoring 17 off 20. It's another really good delivery from Matt Henry. It's full and swinging. The ball finds the edge and wicketkeeper Latham did the rest.

Colin de Grandhomme made the second breakthrough for New Zealand sending back Joe Root (5) on 59/1 in his fourth over.

England lost their 3rd wicket to 71 as Lockie Ferguson strikes for the first time in his 3rd over. Jonny Bairstow went out inside edged 17 deliveries in this World Cup and has been dismissed twice. Bairstow (36 off 55) beaten by the ferocious pace of Lockie Ferguson. 

England lost their skipper Morgan to 86 as they are chasing 242 of New Zealand. Jimmy Neesham has struck with his first ball as a great catch taken by Lockie Ferguson running in from the deep point.

After losing 4 wickets to 84 Buttler and Stokes added 110 runs in the 5th wicket stand that keeps England hope alive. Buttler went out to Ferguson scoring 59 off 60 and England lost their 5th wicket to 196 in 45 over.

Ferguson strikes again in the 1st ball of 47th over to sent back CR Woakes (2) and England lost their 6th wicket to 204/6.

England needed 39 off 24 balls. James Neesam bagged his 2nd wicket picking up Liam Plunkett (10) in the 3rd ball and Jofra Archer in the last ball of 49th over.

England needed 15 runs in the final over. Ben Stokes dot first two balls and hit six in the 3rd and 4th ball. AU Rashid runs out in the 4th ball. And England needed 2 in the last ball but Stokes could not able to score 2 in the final ball and match tied. 

Earlier, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes took 3 three wickets each and that helped England to restrict New Zealand to 241/8 in 50 overs.

Plunkett took the prized wicket of Kane Williamson (30) and bowling the established Henry Nicholls (55 off 77) and James Neesham (19).

New Zealand lost their 1st wicket to 29 as English pacer Woakes strikes in his 4th over. Martin Guptill went out scoring 19 off 18.

Before this match, Williamson had scored nearly 30 percent of his side's runs at this tournament -- 548 at an eye-catching average of 91.33.

But, having put on 74 for the second wicket with Nicholls, he fell for just 30 when he edged a rising cross-seamer from Plunkett to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

Dharmasena initially said not out but an England review confirmed the end of Williamson's 53-ball innings, which featured just two fours.

New Zealand, who had been 103-1 prior to Williamson's exit, they found themselves 118-3 when Plunkett struck for the second time in 14 balls.

Nicholls, who had completed a 71-ball fifty, fell for 55 when he played on after being cramped for room by a Plunkett delivery that curved back into him.

New Zealand were now looking to senior batsman Taylor to bail them out of trouble.

But he fell for 15 when lbw to Wood. Replays suggested the ball would have gone over the top of the stumps but New Zealand had used up their review with Guptill's unsuccessful effort and Black Caps faltering at 141-4 in the 34th over.

Liam Plunkett struck for the third time to remove James Neesham (19). It was Fullish on off stump, but it sits up a little off the pitch, and Neesham just doesn't time that attempted loft over mid-on. Comes off the bat with a weird clunk, and Root takes a straightforward catch at mid-on. NZ 173/5 after 39 overs. 

New Zealand lost their 6th wicket to 219. A soft dismissal as Chris Woakes scalped his first wicket of the day. Colin De Grandhomme never looked comfortable in the middle after he was struck on the head by Jofra Archer. England seemed to be in charge as New Zealand were not given a chance to free their hands too much in the third power-play yet. Mitchell Santner came on to the field to accompany Latham.

Another soft dismissal as Tom Latham lofted one to mid off fielder James Vince. Chirs Woakes was the second man after Liam Plunkett to scalp three wickets. England completely in control as they look to finish strong.

Mat Henry just looked to hit the ball over the boundary without looking for proper timing. A full ball right on to the stumps as Jofra Archer bagged his first of the day in the last over. New Zealand lost their 8 wickets to 240. They able to add only three runs in the final over and end innings to 2401/8

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat against England in the World Cup final at an overcast Lord's on Sunday.

Early morning rain delayed the toss and start by 15 minutes but, at this stage, no overs have been lost.

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