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Monday 15 Jul 2019 10.02 AM

CWC'19: England defeat New Zealand in super over, lift maiden 50-over WC

England, NewZealand

London : The ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final witnessed a first-ever super-over in which England came out triumphant as they had scored more boundaries in the match to lift their maiden 50-over World Cup on Sunday at Lord's Cricket Ground. The winner could not be decided as both the normal 50 overs and super-over action ended up in a tie.

In the super over, England scored 15 runs and they were able to restrict New Zealand to 15 runs, and they won the match as they had scored more boundaries in the match. In the 50-over spell, both England and New Zealand registered scores of 241. Chasing a below-par target of 242, opener Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow started scoring for England.

Roy (17) built a 28-run brief stand with Bairstow before he was caught behind the stump by Tom Latham in the sixth over. Matt Henry struck early for New Zealand. Joe Root came to bat at number three and he along with Bairstow, stitched a 31-run partnership. Root (7) searched for the release shot and instead edged de Grandhomme behind in the 17th over. Tom Latham ended up taking a simple catch.

Bairstow, too, failed to leave a mark and departed in the 20th over to Ferguson. He played a knock of 36 runs.

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