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England vs New Zealand WC Final Super Over: Ball by Ball Account

Ben Stokes was unbeaten on 84 runs at the end of the England innings.

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England won in the Super Over to be crowned World Cup champions for the very first time.
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England beat New Zealand in an extraordinary fashion to win the World Cup for the first time ever in the history of the game. With this win, they have now become the third team after India and Australia to win the World Cup on their home soil.

After the match ended in a tie, the Super Over also ended in a tie as well. However, England won the game, courtesy superior boundary count. England had more number of boundaries than New Zealand.
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Batting first in the final, New Zealand scored 241, courtesy Henry Nicholls (55), Kane Williamson (30) and Tom Latham (47). Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett took six wickets together.

While chasing, England kept on losing wickets at regular interval. In the end a 110-run stand from Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler steadied the English innings. An unbeaten 84 from Stokes saw England reach 241 before they were all-out.

With both teams ending with 241, the match went into a Super Over. For England again Stokes and Buttler came out to bat, while Boult handled the ball for New Zealand. Here is a ball-by-ball account of the English Super Over

  • 0.1 Over: Boult to Stokes, 3 runs.
  • 0.2 Over: Boult to Buttler, 1 run
  • 0.3 Over: Boult to Stokes, 4 runs
  • 0.4 Over: Boult to Stokes, 1 run
  • 0.5 Over: Boult to Buttler, 2 runs
  • 0.6 Over: Boult to Buttler, 2 runs

England finished with 15 runs in their Super Over.

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For New Zealand, Jimmy Neesham and Martin Guptill came out to bat as Jofra Archer was given the responsibility with the ball by England. Here is a ball-by-ball account of New Zealand’s Super Over

  • 0.1 Over: Archer to Neesham, 1 wide
  • 0.1 Over: Archer to Neesham, 2 runs
  • 0.2 Over: Archer to Neesham, Six runs
  • 0.3 Over: Archer to Neesham, 2 runs
  • 0.4 Over: Archer to Neesham, 2 runs
  • 0.5 Over: Archer to Neesham, 1 run
  • 0.6 Over: Archer to Guptill, 1 run, Martin Guptill run out

As New Zealand also finished with 15 runs in their Super Over, England were declared champions as the rules of Super Over dictate that team with the superior boundary count wins in case of a Super Over tie.

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