After 44 years of waiting, England finally lifted the World Cup trophy on a super-over against New Zealand last July 14. It was a thrilling match between two teams, but as the match concluded, the whole England cheered as they ended decades of waiting to win the finals. New Zealand and England both ended up with 241 runs in their allotted 50 overs and had to play out a super-over and still tied with the score of 15 each. However, in the new ICC rulings that was in effect only last year, it says that in case of a ties in the final, a super-over was to be played and if the super-over would ended in tie again, the team with the most number of boundaries in the 50 overs and super-over will be the winner. Get in touch with the latest sporting event, scores, schedules and news. Plus, win extra cash as you register an account at 12BTi Sportsbook!
After England won, many cricket fans, analyst and former players argued and expressed their displeasure about the decision made in the recent final match of this tournament. Many have slammed ICC about it and insisted the sharing of the trophy. Meanwhile, it’s clearly evident that even it’s not technically a win to England and it should be a tie, given the number of boundaries England did, surely made them the winner. England hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the super-over compared to only 17 from New Zealand. Many may or may not agree in the new ruling of ICC that was displayed during the final match, but the trophy have already lifted and rules that was in effect were applied accordingly with no intentions of being unjust. In spite of the buzz, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern seemed unaffected and greeted the winning team on Instagram: “That was undeniably an incredible game. I think as a nation we all aged a year in that super over. Congratulations to England. And to the Black Caps, I feel nothing but pride. What a team.”
Winning the world cup is very important to England because it took them years of loss and hardships until they finally reached the goal of getting the champ. A keen cricket fan and British Prime Minister, Theresa May also gave her statement to the winning team the day after the match, “Yesterday was a brilliant performance by a brilliant team. They showed flair, courage and an absolute determination to become world champions. The achievement delivered in such a thrilling style on home soil will live forever in our sporting history. It’s also exciting to think just how many children will be inspired by this victory to pick up a bat for the first time and hopefully become the great cricketers and World Cup winners of tomorrow,” May said. In a tweet posted on the Royal Family’s official Twitter account, The Queen congratulated and praised both teams: “Prince Philip and I send our warmest congratulations to the England Men’s Cricket team after such a thrilling victory in today’s World Cup Final. I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who competed so admirably in today’s contest and throughout the tournament.”
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