England have won their first ever men’s ODI World Cup after defeating New Zealand in one of the greatest games of cricket. Both teams fought till the last ball, but England won the game on the basis of superior boundary count after tying the super over.
New Zealand seemed the favourites to win the game at the start of the 2nd innings, but the English batsmen lead by Ben Stokes never stopped believing and they eventually tied the game after Mark Wood got run out on the last ball of the match.
The super over proved to be another thrilling event in the game as the balance kept shifting after every delivery. Ben Stokes and Joss Buttler ended up scoring 15 runs off the 6 balls, after running magnificently well on every ball.
Martin Guptill and James Neesham were given the responsibility to get New Zealand over the line and they were off to a fabulous start as the latter hit the 2nd ball for a six, turning the game in his team’s favor. However, young Jofra Archer showed great composure and did not allow another boundary in the over again by bowling constant yorkers.
Guptill had the opportunity to create history on the final ball as he only needed to score 2 runs, but he only managed one run due to some remarkable fielding by Jason Roy.