NZ PM Ardern jokes about cricket defeat 'trauma'


England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating a gutsy New Zealand side on boundaries after a tied Super Over amidst heart-stopping drama on Sunday.

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The Black Caps' defeat was their second straight in the World Cup final, following on from their 2015 loss to Australia. The first two balls were a dot, Stokes shuffled across for the third delivery and swatted a full ball on off over deep mid-wicket. ICC tweeted this post after England won against New Zealand in ICC CWC 2019 final.

A World Cup final has just been tied off 50 overs, tied off the Super Over, and decided by superior boundary count.

A throw from the outfield by Guptill struck the bat of a diving Stokes as he completed his second run and the ball scooted off to the boundary for six.

"And I think the way you play it and obviously getting into different stages of the tournament and it attracts a little bit of attention and we can only hope that the people back home enjoyed what we were able to achieve and hopefully the way that we played the game, I just hope that there was that enjoyment and perhaps a few kids might start playing a bit of cricket and all these sorts of things".

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England were gasping on 86-4 when Stokes was joined by Buttler for a 110-run stand to revive the chase and tie the scores, producing one of the most thrilling finishes in the history of the game.

And what about Stokes, born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and playing nearly a year after he was cleared by a court of affray following a street brawl on a night out in September 2017. Much like the extra time in football matches, in the Super Over, both teams play an additional over of six balls. Brathwaite slogged a slow ball from Jimmy Neesham but was caught by Trent Boult at long-on.

England: Roy - three fours; Bairstow - seven fours; Stokes - five fours, two sixes; Buttler - six fours; Plunkett - one four.

If that wasn't dramatic enough, check out what happened next. Stokes dived and the ball hit his bat and trickled past short fine leg for a boundary. The ball rebounded to the rope for additional four runs. This time it was Mark Wood ran out at the non-striker's end but again England collected the single to take the match to the Super Over - a tiebreaker some in the ground might not even have heard of.

The Black Caps had to score more than England but they couldn't. Four years ago, it stunned high-flying South Africa in the semis to reach the final before succumbing to Australia and this year it sent home India, another overwhelming favourite, in the semis as well.

Eoin Morgan has urged England officials to look after his World Cup winning one-day players ahead of the Ashes and give them the rest they need.