Final, Lord's, Jul 14 2019, ICC Cricket World Cup
(50 ov, target 242)241
Match tied
Player Of The Match
84* (98)
Player Of The Series
578 runs • 2 wkts
end of over 5014 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 241/10CRR: 4.82 
Ben Stokes84 (98)
Trent Boult 10-0-67-0
James Neesham 7-0-43-3

7.07pm Thanks, Deiva. So... the Super Over. England will bat first. The teams have only two wickets each. And what happens if we get another tie now? the team that has hit more boundaries in their innings and the Super Over will win.

Who will New Zealand nominate as their bowler? Boult? Right after he's finished the most draining of final overs? Lockie Ferguson, with his changes of pace? The New Zealand players are gathered in a circle, and all kinds of deliberations must be going on. They look pretty calm, though.

England have nominated Stokes and Buttler as their two openers. It's Trent Boult to bowl. Neither of these three players deserves to be on the losing team. Neither team deserves to be the losing team. But we must have a winner. A World Cup winner. Here we go.

7.03pm CRAZY SCENES at Lord's. We will have a Super Over shootout to decide the winner. Karthik Krishnaswamy is back to close it out for good

Boult to Stokes, 1 run, OUT

Holy Moly! It's a freaking tie. We're not done yet. We will have a Super Over to decide the winner of the 2019 World Cup. This is a full-toss on middle, Boult searches for the yorker, but can't get it right, hacked down to long-on. The fielder hares in, gathers the ball. Stokes tears back for the second, Wood dishes out a desperate full-length dive, but the throw is to the bowler's end and Wood is caught metres short

Mark Wood run out (Neesham/Boult) 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Okay, it's down to 2 off 1 ball. Breathe

Boult to Stokes, 1 run, OUT

middle-stump yorker, Stokes backs away outside leg and stabs it down to long-off. Santner hunts down the ball at long-off and throws it to Boult, who takes the bails off in ice-cool fashion. Stokes had to go for the second, he had to be on strike, but Rashid is caught short by a long way. Gone for a duck without facing a ball

Adil Rashid run out (Santner/Boult) 0 (7m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

England need 3 off 2 balls. Williamson chats with Boult, he is slowing things down

Boult to Stokes, 6 runs

It's all happening at Lord's. Full-toss on middle, smeared away to deep midwicket. Guptill attacks the ball and sets himself up for a direct hit. It might have well been a direct hit had Stokes not inadvertently deflected it away with his outstretched bat, diving forward to save himself from being run-out. The deflection ensures the ball tickles away to the boundary. It's six runs in the end. Wouldya believe it? It's ridiculous

Boult to Stokes, SIX runs

Whacked over midwicket. Lord's raises itself to a massive roar. Boult ditches the yorker. Slower ball, full and outside off, in the slot. Stokes drops down to one knee and smokes a slog-sweep over midwicket

Boult to Stokes, no run

mighty full and outside off, not quite a perfect yorker, jabbed more or less straight to Williamson at extra-cover

Boult to Stokes, no run

yorker just outside off, jabbed to the left of extra-cover. Stokes keeps the strike as Williamson swoops down on the ball

Right, it's down to England needing 15 off the last over

end of over 499 runs • 2 wickets
ENG: 227/8CRR: 4.63 RRR: 15.00
Ben Stokes70 (92)
James Neesham 7-0-43-3
Trent Boult 9-0-53-0
Neesham to Archer, OUT

Archer bags a first-ball duck in the final. Pressure can make you do strange things. Another legcutter variation, full on middle, Archer does not spot it. He swings for the hills, deflects this slower ball off the pad onto the stumps

Jofra Archer b Neesham 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Neesham to Stokes, 1 run

back of a length on middle stump, punched down to long-on. Just a single for Stokes

Neesham to Stokes, SIX runs

Is that six? Yes it is! Crazy scenes at Lord's. Boult nearly pulls off a hokey-pokey catch at the edge of the midwicket boundary. He catches the ball near the boundary, but well the momentum takes his over the ad boards. His foot is on the ad board as he relays the ball to Guptill. Fine margins. It could have been a match-winning catch. Instead, it's a six. Stokes manufactures some swinging room, full on the stumps, Stokes belts it in the air...

England need 22 off nine balls. Here comes Jofra Archer

Neesham to Plunkett, OUT

Legcutter from Neesham, 114ks, Plunkett aims to launch it over long-off. Nope, he can't clear Boult at the boundary. This was full and outside off, Plunkett got underneath it and swung it in the air... but was done in by the lack of pace

Liam Plunkett c Boult b Neesham 10 (13m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
Neesham to Stokes, 1 run

inch-perfect leg-stump yorker, floors Stokes, clipped to deep square leg. Neesham gets Stokes off the strike

Round the wicket

Neesham to Plunkett, 1 run

slower legcutter, finishes on leg stump, hauled away to the left of deep midwicket. Nicholls moves swiftly to his left and gathers the ball in the outfield

England need 24 from 12. Plunkett on strike. Williamson #Unleash(es)theNeesh. Try to breathe if you can...

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