England Beat New Zealand In Thriller To Win Their Maiden World Cup
England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord's on Sunday.
Henry Nicholls top-scored for New Zealand with 55 runs off 77 balls. (All Images Courtesy: AFP)
Liam Plunkett claimed 3 wickets for 42 runs to keep New Zealand in check.
Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes claimed 3 wickets each as New Zealand batsmen struggled to break free.
Tom Latham scored 47 runs off 56 balls to take New Zealand to a competitive score.
New Zealand scored 241/8 in their quota of 50 overs as England pacers dominated the innings.
Ben Stokes' 84 not out kept England's hopes alive after they were reduced to 86/4 in the 24th over.
Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes' 110-run partnership took England close to 200 in chase.
England finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand's 241/8 and the final came down to a Super Over.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler took 15 off Trent Boult in Super Over but with New Zealand needing 2 off the final ball, Buttler and Jason Roy combined to run out Martin Guptill.
Both sides finished on 15 runs in the Super Over so England won due to a tie-break rule because they hit more boundaries.
England's triumph was the culmination of their remarkable rise over the past four years.