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'If you'd said four years ago I'd be a World Cup winner now, I might not have believed you'

Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and other England players recount the thrilling World Cup final at Lord's

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Miller: England ride their luck for perfect day that may yet 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

World Cup final 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

COMMENT

World Cup tiebreaker

Monga: Can't we do better than count boundaries to determine who wins a World Cup?

It is shameful that an all-time classic final left a sour taste in viewers' mouths because of the way the winner was determined

Heartbreak for New Zealand

World Cup final, Lord's

'Did that just happen? Is that real? And then it hits you' - Williamson

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson says the reality of losing the World Cup in a such a tight game hit him "in waves"

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'You are looking for a run' - Gutted NZ try to make sense of the unbelievable

A few hours of sleep did not make things any easier for New Zealand, but their grace and dignity remained one of the overriding images

Sharing trophy 'should be considered' - NZ coach

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

WORLD CUP LOOKBACK

World Cup final, Lord's

Vettori, Swann, Agarkar, Kartik pick their World Cup XIs

Kane Williamson to lead, Alex Carey to keep wicket and a surprise No.3

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Nicholas: Look ma, no fingernails

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

It's 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?

CHANGE ON THE CARDS

INDIA NEWS

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The BCCI, meanwhile, has invited applications for support staff positions, with the tenures of Shastri, Bangar, Arun and Sridhar about to end

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