On This Day In 2019, The World Cup ‘Came Home’ For England

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Although England is still seeking an international major football trophy to ‘Come Home,’ its cricket team delighted the public 2 years ago on this day by winning the ODI World Cup title for the first time. let’s look at England World Cup 2019 winner.

England overcame New Zealand in the World Cup final with one of the most exciting endings ever seen in an ODI match, much alone a Grand Final. It was an incredible finish to a fiercely fought match, as New Zealand suffered a heartbreaking defeat.

Kane Williamson’s team was defeated not by runs, but by a regulation that would later be eliminated by the ICC. Once the scores were equal after 50 overs and the Super Over, England was awarded the trophy because of a better boundary count.

England qualified to the final after defeating Australia, whereas New Zealand stopped India’s journey in the semifinals.

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Kiwis had won the toss and chosen to bat first. Liam Plunkett, who has a reputation for collecting crucial wickets at crucial times of a match, kept England in command by removing Henry Nicholls (55) and Kane Williamson (30). In the end, Tom Latham (47) was instrumental in New Zealand scoring 241/8 in 50 overs.

After 84-4, England’s Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler stabilized with a partnership of 112-runs. Lockie Ferguson gave New Zealand the breakthrough by removing Buttler for 59, triggering a lower-order downfall before a thrilling final over resulted in the first-ever Super Over in World Cup finals history.

It was Boult again in the Super Over and the two were in the crease for England. They scored 15 runs in 6 deliveries, each smashing a four. In the Super Over, Jofra Archer, who had scared the batters all through the competition with his tremendous speed, was required to defend 16 runs.

With 2-runs needed to win, it came down to the last delivery once more, with Jason Roy and Jos Buttler putting down Martin Guptill to give England a dramatic victory despite the game being tied. And, the final score 26-17 which was in favor of the hosts.

New Zealand may have suffered a painful failure, but Kane Williamson’s team grasped the opportunity for redemption and won the inaugural World Test Championship in June, eliminating India in the final at Southampton.

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