England won the men’s World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand following a dramatic sudden-death super over in one of the most thrilling matches in cricket history.
Both sides scored 241 from their 50 overs, meaning they had to bat again for six balls each.
England scored 15 in their super over. 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 the title after a wait of 44 years on virtue of having scored more boundaries in the match.
Here’s how the rugby world reacted to the famous win:
What a brilliant day of sport, congratulations @englandcricket
— Chris Robshaw (@ChrisRobshaw) July 14, 2019
That was tense, @englandcricket
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) July 14, 2019
Balls the size of melons!! Take a bow @JofraArcher
— James Haskell (@jameshaskell) July 14, 2019
Congratulations to Andrew Strauss who did much behind the scenes to help English cricket get to this point. And, did it in very difficult personal circumstances, against a background of vindictive personal criticism from sporting nonentities.
— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) July 14, 2019
How many people are flicking between the cricket and the tennis right now?! Compelling, world class sports viewing!!
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) July 14, 2019
Best day of sport ever
— Alex Lozowski (@alexlozowski10) July 14, 2019
— Matt Garvey (@MattGarvey5) July 14, 2019
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