Scores level after 100 overs. Scores level after the Super Over. England beat New Zealand 26-17 on the number of boundaries hit in the final to become world champions. Can't believe it? That's how the sporting fraternity reacted as well.
A game that ebbed and flowed from the 1st ball to the 612th!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 14, 2019
Feel for New Zealand who did everything that England did and still fell short.
Congratulations to England.#CWC19 #NZvENG @ECB_cricket @BLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/FlEJb0NfId
What an amazing match of Cricket. Nail biting stuff at an iconic venue...— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) July 14, 2019
This game will go down as one of the best matches in history. Congratulations to @englandcricket on your maiden @cricketworldcup title. Never be down @BLACKCAPS, you fought like champions. #CWC19Final
Crying!!!! Greatest game of all time for me. Unbelievable ... character, steel, drama, madness! CONGRATULATIONS ENGLAND !!!!! #WorldChampions— Ebony Rainford-Brent (@ejrainfordbrent) July 14, 2019
That's the best game I've ever seen and the last hour was the worst and most nervous I've ever felt. WHAT A WIN!!!!! @englandcricket officially World Cup champions, I feel like crying/singing/dancing/hugging/screaming all at once!!!!— Graeme Swann (@Swannyg66) July 14, 2019
That's the best white ball game of all time!— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 14, 2019
ENGLAND ARE WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS!! #CWC19Final
Thank you, @BLACKCAPS, for the greatest match we've ever seen. Well played and commiserations, see you in November.— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) July 14, 2019
Neither Team deserved to lose that .. What a day for Cricket .. that is how it inspire a new generation of cricketers .. #CWC19— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 14, 2019
Never seen anything like that. @englandcricket have won the World Cup. Cricket is coming home.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 14, 2019
What a contest! Best ever final by a mile. NZ a dive and a leap away from WC glory and England absolutely super in super over and super lucky as well. Ricochet/overthrow overthrew NZ. Couldn't the Cup been shared!— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 14, 2019
Congratulations to England on winning the Cricket World Cup. New Zealand were outstanding and never gave up, that deflection over-throw of Stokes being a huge turning point, tragic for @BLACKCAPS , so near yet so far but they must be very proud. #CWCFinal19— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 14, 2019
Fabulous entertainment , drama , commitment , skill .. from both teams . Congratulations to the winners , England ... New Zealand were outstanding ... Commentary at the end was as expected ... A1plus— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) July 14, 2019
What a game. Cricket has been the winner. Really tough on the @BLACKCAPS but they can be very proud . Many congratulations to England on winning the Cricket World Cup in the most dramatic way. #EngvsNZ— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 14, 2019
You had to feel for Kane Williamson and his team after that finish.
Cruel!— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) July 14, 2019
Have to feel for New Zealand. They were brilliant and unlucky. Well played.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 14, 2019
Jimmy Neesham, who faced five balls from Jofra Archer in the Super Over, expressed his anguish.
That hurts. Hopefully there's a day or two over the next decade where I don't think about that last half hour. Congratulations @ECB_cricket , well deserved.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 14, 2019
Thank you to all the supporters that came out today. We could hear you the whole way. Sorry we couldn't deliver what you so badly wanted.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
Kids, don't take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) July 15, 2019
Well, we witnessed a thriller for the ages.