Tied match and tied Super Over; England beat New Zealand in an absolute thriller to lift maiden World Cup


LONDON: England beat New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup final as the match went into a Super Over after both teams ended with the same score of 241, here Sunday. Both teams scored 15 runs each in the Super Over as well, but the number of boundaries made England the winners-their maiden World Cup trophy.

New Zealand scored 241 for eight after opting to bat and hosts England were all out for exact score in the last ball of their innings.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand: 241/8 in 50 overs (Henry Nicholls 55, Tom Latham 47; Chris Woakes 3/37, Liam Plunkett 3/42).

England: 241 all out in 50 overs. (B Stokes 84 not out, J Buttler 59, J Neesham 3/43, L Ferguson 3/50).