England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Great show by both teams, says Virat Kohli

first_imgEngland vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Great show by both teams, says Virat KohliVirat Kohli congratulated the England team for their thrilling victory in the World Cup 2019 final vs New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 20:15 IST England players celebrate after winning the World Cup 2019 (Reuters)HIGHLIGHTSEngland beat New Zealand on boundaries after a tied Super OverVirat Kohli congratulated the England team after the winKohli also praised both the teams for putting on a great show during the finalIndian captain Virat Kohli has congratulated the England cricket team for their thrilling victory in the World Cup 2019 final at Lord’s on Sunday. While both teams – New Zealand and England fought tooth and nail till the last ball of the Super Over – the hosts emerged winners based on a higher boundary count.Kohli acknowledged the thrill of the final as he tweeted: ‘Great show by both the teams in the #CWC19Finals yesterday. Congratulations @englandcricket.’Great show by both the teams in the #CWC19Finals yesterday. Congratulations @englandcricket.Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 15, 2019England ended up on the same score of 241 set by New Zealand in 50 overs after Ben Stokes carried the team with an unbeaten 84 off 98 balls while Jos Buttler made 59.The tied score meant the two teams had to play out a Super Over but even that couldn’t separate the teams and once again both England and New Zealand ended up on the same score of 15.In the end, England prevailed because it hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the Super Over – compared with New Zealand’s 17, a decision which left Kiwi fans and some cricket pundits unhappy.England were featuring in their fourth 50-over World Cup final and finally managed to get their hands on the trophy without even winning the summit clash. They had suffered defeats in the 1979, 1987 and 1992 finals before this one.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah feature in ICC’s Team of the TournamentAlso Read | England and New Zealand should have been given the World Cup trophy: Cheteshwar PujaraadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup finalFollow Virat Kohlilast_img

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