When Did England Last Win the Cricket World Cup
I have never witnessed anything like this in a cricket match, let alone at a World Cup final. There was no other team in this tournament capable of handling defeat with such grace than the Kiwis. The first time England has won a World Cup was at the end of it. They did it in an amazing fashion. The end is a good place to start.
Following a close match that was tied twice, England beat New Zealand to win its first World Cup.
When both teams batted for one more over at Lord’s, they were tied on 15 after scoring 241 in 50 overs.
As a result of scoring 26 boundary fours and sixes to 17 by New Zealand, England was proclaimed world champions.
It was incredible that it got that far, and it was an unexpected result of a tie at cricket’s home ground, the first time a World Cup match has been decided by ties.
With one over remaining in the regular match, England had to score 15 points. Earlier, Stokes hit a six and was deflected for four overthrows after a deep toss hit his bat.
The final ball went for a double – but Mark Wood was run out and he went on to join Jos Buttler. He finished 84 not out and was joined by Buttler for the super over.
In brilliant evening sunshine, the crowd roared them on in a moment of jubilation as Sweet Caroline was sung.
Jimmy Neesham smashed Jofra Archer’s second ball for six and then scrambled, so Martin Guptill required two off the final delivery from Jofra Archer.
Jason Roy’s throw from deep midwicket dislodged Buttler’s bails, allowing Guptill to dive short for a superb catch, erupting into riotous joy throughout Lord’s and England.
A stunning conclusion is reached at the end of the last scene.
This climax contrasted sharply with practically the entire match, which consisted of an attritional battle on an uneven surface.
Batting patience was New Zealand’s strategy. Henry Nicholls’ 55 and Tom Latham’s 47 kept things solid despite some probing England bowling.
In the face of England’s pragmatism, the Black Caps’ score of 241-8 was noteworthy.
Roy was caught behind by Matt Henry, Joe Root by Colin de Grandhomme, and Lockie Ferguson caught Eoin Morgan at the deep point with a great catch by Lockie Ferguson.
A spectacular finish followed the England collapse, Stokes’ performance, the tie, and the super-over.
England’s quest ends in glory.
Four years after England was eliminated in the first round of the last World Cup, this was the day English cricket had been anticipating for four years.
Andy Strauss’ vision off the field refocused the attention of one-day cricket.
The players responded well with some brilliant performances, especially with the bat, after Captain Morgan and coach Trevor Bayliss encouraged them to have more freedom.
They started the World Cup as favourites and were ranked the highest, but one defeat from elimination left them on the verge of elimination.
The Australians lost in the semi-finals, but Morgan’s team stormed back to win the final three straight.
Consequently, Stokes’ heroics culminated in England winning the game, emulating their success two years ago as a women’s team in the same stadium.
The man in charge behind all of this, Chris Morgan, was part of a team that won the World Cup in 1966 for England along with Bobby Moore and Martin Johnson.