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#PoliteEnquiries: Did the best team in the World Cup win the tournament?


Sharing World Cup 'something that should be considered'

Kane Williamson says it was "a real shame that the tournament was decided in the way it was" after defeat on boundary countback

Umpires made 'error of judgement' with overthrows - Taufel

The former umpire said only five runs should have been rewarded to England for the overthrow that hit Ben Stokes' bat and ran to the boundary

Heartbreak for New Zealand

World Cup final, Lord's

Nicholas: Look ma, no fingernails

Astonishing, unprecedented, lucky, smart, brilliant, unlucky, flattering, faltering, preposterous - the World Cup final was all that and more

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Bal: If cricket ended tomorrow, at least we'll have this game

Lord's 2019 went past Edgbaston 1999 and then some

Six other close (and controversial) ODI finishes

Was the World Cup final the greatest ODI? Here are some other candidates in the thrilling finish stakes

England v New Zealand

World Cup final, Lord's

Miller: England ride World Cup luck for perfect day that may save tomorrow

With nothing less than the future of English cricket at stake, an extraordinary final helped reconnect the masses with the country's summer sport

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UK viewing figures compete with 2005 Ashes after free-to-air return

The final, which was simulcast by Sky and Channel 4, was the first England game on free-to-air TV since the 2005 Ashes

Whuddathunkit ... it's Liam Plunkett, in the Middle Overs, with the Cross-Seam Delivery

Who'd have thought Liam Plunkett Bowling Cross-Seam In The Middle Overs could become a thing?



Final tied, Super Over tied, England win on boundaries

Ben Stokes took the most thrilling World Cup final to a Super Over in which both teams scored 15 runs each

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Kimber: Nerve, skill, errors. How the greatest ODI finish unfolded

You couldn't have scripted the end of the World Cup final better and it will take a long time to make sense of it. But here's an attempt

Gallery - A tie within a tie

The most vivid pictures from a historical World Cup final

A fair way to end the World Cup?

Daniel Vettori and Ajit Agarkar discussed whether it is fair for a team to win a World Cup on number of boundaries scored in the match.


'Never thought I'd answer a question on boundary countback'

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson talks the uncontrollables that cost his side the World Cup, including the ricochet off Ben Stokes' bat.


'Adil said we had Allah with us, I said we had rub of the green' - Morgan

Eoin Morgan also says he hopes that UK viewers were watching the cricket rather than David Attenborough or a Sunday-evening film.


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West Indies A v India A

2nd unofficial ODI, Coolidge

Gaikwad, Gill and Saini make it 2-0 for India A

Navdeep Saini's five-wicket haul broke West Indies A's back in the chase

Think-tank reshuffle


Jacques Kallis, Simon Katich part ways with KKR

Under the duo, KKR made three straight playoffs from 2016 to 2018

The Ashes 2019

England news

World Cup over, England to head for Ashes training camp

Squad prepare to change format with Ireland Test on horizon, but key players will be rested after World Cup exertions

Ireland v Zimbabwe

3rd T20I, Bready

Ervine, Williams help Zimbabwe level T20I series

Together, the pair added 111, a Zimbabwean record for any wicket in T20Is, in just 10 overs to end a disappointing tour on a high

County Championship, Division one

Nottinghamshire v Surrey

R Ashwin claims six wickets against Surrey

The India offspinner accounted for Surrey's top order, including Dean Elgar, on the opening day of the Division One match

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