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England beats NZ in nail-biting Cricket World Cup Final

England beats NZ in nail-biting Cricket World Cup Final
Amid scenes of agony and ecstasy, final match decided for first time in super over

LONDON (AA) - Favorite England beat New Zealand in the nail-biting final of the Cricket World Cup at the Lord's Cricket Ground on Sunday for the first time in history.

Amid scenes of agony and ecstasy, the contest was decided in the super over, also a first in a world cup final match.

Both sides ended up scoring the same total, not only in the allotted 50 overs, but also in the super over. However, an unlucky New Zealand lost the match due to it hitting a lesser number of boundaries in the inning and in the super over.

Earlier, New Zealand posed a modest target of 242 for England to win in 50 overs, who ended up scoring 241 all out after Mark Wood was run out off the final ball.

In the super over, Ben Stoke and Jose Butler helped England score 15 runs against New Zealand's seasoned player, Trenet Boult. In response, New Zealand's James Neesham and Martin Guptill managed to level the score. New Zealand required two runs off the last ball but could score only one.

England have won the world for the first time.


source: News Feed
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