England has finally become the world champion and the ICC World Cup has got a new world champion after a gap of 23 years. The World Cup started on England soil in 1975 and the home team took 44 years to lift the World Cup trophy. England had lost the finals of 1979, 1987 and 1992 World Cup, but 27 years later they completed their dream of becoming the world champion for the first time. The Eoin Morgan led side thus became the sixth country to win the World Cup.
England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling super over after both teams were tied at 241 runs at the end of 100 overs. However, the umpiring was again under scanner after Marais Erasmus gave 6 run to England that cut down New Zealand’s chances.
The final over of the second innings was going New Zealand’s way with 9 runs needed off 3 balls but then a twist came in the story. Ben Stokes guided the ball and completed two runs before the ball hit his bat and deflected to the boundary to give six runs to England. The Eoin Morgan led side could only complete two runs in last two deliveries which took the game to super over.
ICC criticized for their rules
England scored 15 runs in the super over courtesy one boundary by Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. In reply, New Zealand scored 9 runs in starting two balls courtesy a wide, a double and a six by James Neesham.
Neesham scored five runs of next three deliveries by Jofra Archer which brought the equation to 2 off 1 ball. Martin Guptill whipped the ball in front of the deep square fielder- Jason Roy and hurried for the second run but eventually fell short.
After super-overs tie, England were adjudged the winner as they scored more boundaries than New Zealand in the course of 50 overs.
Fans on social media made joke of ICC for such a controversial rule.
Teacher: England is first
NZ: but I had the same marks.
Teacher: But see he answered a 4-mark question, and u answered two 2-mark questions. So, he’s the winner.
NZ: What the… #ICCRules
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 15, 2019
— Up_Teeeen (@hema_blue99) July 15, 2019
— Praveen Sharma (@un_root) July 15, 2019
Only ashwin knows how to deal with ICC rules ? ?
— Chandra Sekara (@reddsparow) July 15, 2019
— Satyajit (@Satyaji30322170) July 15, 2019
After one month 15 days and 48 matches.
New Zealand?? lose the match by zero runs…. and England ?? won the #CWC19 on boundary count.
Cricket Fans: pic.twitter.com/T5sspOjZ1S
— Durgansh Dixit??? (@DurganshDixit) July 15, 2019
The worst performers in this World Cup :
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) July 15, 2019
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— Ek Number (@eknumberIN) July 14, 2019