One year of England’s World Cup win: The final that had all ingredients of a blockbuster film: July 14 will without end be referred to as the day England, the nation the place the game of cricket originated, gained the 50-over ICC World Cup for the primary time within the best last ever performed in historical past.
One year of England’s World Cup win: The final that had all ingredients of a blockbuster film
On this present day final yr, the Lord’s cricket stadium was packed to capability hours earlier than the toss as followers everywhere in the world waited anxiously for the match to start. And as soon as it did, no one might depart their seat for the subsequent eight hours, and some extra nervous moments after that.
The World Cup last between England and New Zealand had all of the substances of a blockbuster movie as not solely did the match finish in a tie in regular time however even the Tremendous Over which adopted could not separate the 2 groups even after a 102 overs.
The controversial finish end result might not have gone down too nicely with nearly all of the cricket fraternity and followers, however the English gamers and supporters weren’t complaining.
— ICC (@ICC) July 14, 2020
It was New Zealand who gained the toss and elected to bat first on an excellent pitch and posted 241 for eight on the board due to helpful contributions from Henry Nicholls (55), Tom Latham (47) and captain Kane Williamson (30).
England’s skilled fast-bowling duo of Chris Woakes (3/37) and Liam Plunkett (3/42) have been the primary the explanation why they may limit the Black Caps to a par-score however the 241 appeared extra like 300 because of the strain of it being a last.
England’s begin wasn’t what they anticipated because the in-form Jason Roy departed within the sixth over itself. The primary wicket opened the floodgates as batting stalwarts Joe Root (7), Jonny Bairstow (36) and Eoin Morgan (9) departed inside 7 overs of one another.
However then got here the English fightback by Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, who stitched a 110-run partnership for the fifth wicket to convey them again within the run chase. England although, misplaced their manner as soon as once more after Buttler bought out for 59 within the 45th over with nonetheless 45 runs to get.
It was Stokes who single-handedly took the group to the end line as his unbeaten 84 helped England stage the scores.
Trent Boult’s last over was full of drama as New Zealand conceded 6 runs off the fourth ball due to an overthrow which hit a diving Stokes’s bat and the ball trickled in direction of the boundary line behind the wicketkeeper. The subsequent two balls noticed 2 run-outs as Adil Rashid and Mark Wooden each sacrificed their wickets for the group’s trigger.
The Tremendous Over which adopted noticed England bat first and rating 15 runs due to Stokes and Buttler’s explosive batting. Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham got here out to bat for New Zealand in opposition to Jofra Archer, who bought smashed for 14 runs in 5 balls earlier than a determined Guptill bought run out, attempting to achieve the striker’s finish to finish a double.
England have been declared the winners regardless that New Zealand matched their rating of 15 within the Tremendous Over as ICC’s controversial rule had England forward on boundary rely, which got here into impact as a result of the 2 groups matches one another’s scores after regular time and the Tremendous Over. England had hit 22 boundaries as in comparison with New Zealand’s 17.
Eoin Morgan grew to become the primary English captain to put his palms on the 50-over World Cup trophy whereas England grew to become the third group after India and Australia to win the title on their residence soil.
BOUNDARY-COUNT RULE ABOLISHED
Arguably the best 50-over World Cup last ended with England’s triumph nevertheless it was the boundary-count rule which hogged all of the limelight after the sport, main to an enormous uproar within the cricketing fraternity. Pundits and followers weren’t pleased with the doubtful rule and known as for the World Cup to be shared between England and New Zealand.
Although the ICC did not change the ultimate results of the match, they did change the boundary-count rule in October final yr following on from a advice from the ICC Cricket Committee headed by former India skipper Anil Kumble.
In response to the brand new guidelines, World Cup matches shall be tied if each groups can’t be separated by the Tremendous Over. In Semi-Finals and Finals, there may be one change to the Tremendous Over-regulation consistent with the essential precept of scoring extra runs than the opponent to win, the Tremendous Over shall be repeated till one group has extra runs than the opposite.