Britain beat New Zealand to win the men’s World Cup just because after one of the most astonishing rounds of cricket at any point played was tied twice.
In an enthusiastic and electric climate at Lord’s, the two sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over each.
It implied England were delegated title holders by goodness of having scored more limit sixes – 26 to New Zealand’s 17 – in the whole match.
That it even got to that stage was bewildering in itself and came because of a scarcely reasonable end at the home of cricket – the primary tie in a World Cup last.
Britain required 15 from the last over of the customary match. Ben Stokes hit a six and afterward profited when a toss from the profound hit his bat as he plunged for ground and was unintentionally diverted for four ousts.
He couldn’t get the two required from the last ball – Mark Wood was run out returning for the second – yet finished 84 not out and joined Jos Buttler for the excessively finished.
In heavenly night daylight, they were thundered on by a febrile group that belted out Sweet Caroline in the difference in innings.
At the point when New Zealand answered, Jimmy Neesham hit Jofra Archer’s third ball for six, at that point mixed to leave Martin Guptill requiring two from the last conveyance.
As Jason Roy’s toss rolled in from profound mid-wicket, a plunging Guptill was short when Buttler expelled the safeguards, sending England and the entire of Lord’s into dazed festival.