No one could simply forget the final match of ICC World Cup 2019 — England vs New Zealand — where no one deserved to lose, and no one did actually. The match was tied at the end of the 50th over, and also in the Super Over.
England became the champions and lifted the trophy on the basis of more boundaries hit by a team in the game. The cruel twist was when a throw from the deep hit Ben Stokes’ bat when he dived to complete the second run in the last over and went for four.
Stokes kept England in the hunt with his unbeaten 84, and then, came out to bat in the Super Over and scored 9 runs off the first 4 balls.
For New Zealand, Martin Guptill, who had a bad tournament with the bat at the World Cup, was deployed in the Super Over alongside Jimmy Neesham but ended up falling short of the crease as New Zealand scrambled desperately for the run that could have given them its first World Cup trophy.
Ben Stokes was awarded Man of the match while New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was Man of the Tournament for scoring 578 runs and taking 2 wickets.