No one would have imagined such an exciting match in the World Cup 2019. For the first time in the ODI World Cup tournament, the rule of super-overs was imposed for knock-out matches and the decision to contest the title was based on this.
Both teams did not leave the match till the end and match tie for 241 runs. After this, the super overs were also tied between the two teams, and the decision of the World Champion came on the max boundaries, where England won the game.
After that, England scored 15 runs on the scoreboard in the Super Over and challenged New Zealand by 16 runs. But the Kiwi team also managed to score only 15 runs here and the match once again got tie-in. According to the rules, the title of the title was to be decided on max boundaries and England beat it.
New Zealand scored two sixes and 14 fours in their inning, while hosts England had 2 sixes and 22 boundaries. On this base, they achieved the first-ever world champion’s achievement.
English Team’s First Lucky Over
To pursue the target of 242 runs, the first ball of the inning for England was turning point, When Bolt’s ball went on Jason Roy’s pads. The Kiwi team strongly appealed. But the umpire turned it down.
Captain Ken Williamson consulted with Trent Bolt and asked for a review. It was clear from the TV camera that this was a very close affair, with the difference of millimeter, the decision went into the umpire call. That means if the umpire had given out, Kiwi would have got the first breakthrough.
Jason Roy (17) was unable to do something special today, and Matt Henry made him his first victim. Joe Root played face 30 balls and scored 7 runs and become a caught out of the Grandhomme’s ball.
Three overs later, second opening batsman Jonny Bairstow also became clean bowled on Lockie Ferguson’s ball and scored 36 runs in his 44-ball inning with the help of 7 fours. Morgan catches out on James Neesham’s first ball on 24th over.
New Zealand’s Inning
Earlier, New Zealand had set a target of 242 against England. On the basis of their bowlers, the host team prevented New Zealand from making big scores. Henry Nicholls (55) and Tom Latham (47) played useful innings for New Zealand. Captain Kane Williamson played 30 runs. Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes took 3-3 wickets for England.
On Sunday, after winning the toss on the Lord’s ground in England’s capital London, Kiwi decided to bat first. New Zealand opener Martin Guptill once again failed to play a big inning. Guptill scored 19 runs and become LBW out on Chris Woakes’ ball.