Experienced New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill did not have a good time in the United Kingdom (UK) these last couple of weeks as he failed to put up a single substantial performance with the bat at the top of the order.
Consistent top order collapses hurt the Black Caps throughout the tournament and the final was no different as Guptill failed to score more than 19 runs and fell prey to the in swinger from Chris Woakes.
The right hander had the perfect opportunity to redeem himself after the game went into the super over as he was sent in to bat with James Neesham. The left-hander played the first 5 balls and left 2 runs off the final ball for Guptill.
In order to win the first World Cup for his country, Guptill ran for his life after hitting the ball towards Jason Roy at deep midwicket, but it was the Englishman’s throw which proved to be faster than his running which lead to the victory of England in the greatest game of cricket ever.