England crowned world champions after beating New zealand in super over thriller

England become world champions for first time

England and New Zealand pulled an exciting drama by taking the World Cup 2019 final in a super over at Lord’s when the scored tied on the last delivery of the innings.

The final match of the 2019 World Cup took an unexpected turn at the very last ball when England reached the exact target posted by New Zealand. Needing to surpass New Zealand’s 241-8 to win the World Cup , England ended on 241 all out after Mark Wood was run out off the final ball.

The host team required 2 runs from the last ball but ended up scoring only one, bringing the two sides to a draw.

In the super over eliminator round that followed,England scored 15. With two runs needed from their final ball to win, New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill scored one before being run out.

That meant the super over scores were tied, and England won on virtue of having scored more boundaries in the match.


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