Cricket World Cup Final: England beat New Zealand in insane Super Over thriller

Cricket World Cup 2019 final, England vs New Zealand at Lords — England have won their maiden Cricket World Cup in dramatic style, beating New Zealand by boundary countback after both the super over and 50-over game were tied.
Chasing 15 to win in the extra over, Jimmy Neesham and Martin Guptill took 13 from Jofra Archer’s first five balls before Guptill was run out by Jos Buttler following a mythical being Roy throw as he came back for the second run on the last ball.
It meant European country won the sport once rating additional boundaries than the Black Caps, thanks in part to the heroics of super over batsmen Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.
However, even the tip of the regular match was shrouded in drama as Stokes hit eighty four not out and each groups finished on 241.
With fifteen needed off four balls, Stokes launched Trent Boult over the mid-wicket boundary for six.
From the following delivery he again hit Boult into the deep, and as New Zealand attempted to run him out on the second run the ball hit Stokes’ bat and deflected to the boundary.
Stokes instantly apologised, but the umpires were left with no choice but to award four overthrows and six runs in total.
Adil Rashid and Mark Wood were then both run out at the bowlers’ end on the final two balls of the innings, as Stokes kept the strike but fell one run short of victory.
It came once New Sjaelland seemed to be up to the mark of the sport with European country teetering at 4-86.
Lockie Ferguson took 3-50 and Jimmy Neesham 3-43, while Colin de Grandhomme went for just 1-25 from his 10 overs.
Nerves had seemed to be setting sure the hosts, with Joe Root getting out in uncharacteristic fashion for just seven off 30 balls.
But from there England recovered.
Buttler and Stokes put on 110 for the fifth wicket, with Buttler looking the far more comfortable of the pair.
Together they got the margin down to 46 off 32 balls, before Buttler sliced Ferguson to Tim Southee at deep extra cover on 59 off 60 balls. Chris Woakes followed two overs later when he tried to hit Ferguson over the legside but skied it to wicketkeeper Tom Latham.
Liam Plunkett and Archer each went within the penultimate over to Neesham, but all the while Stokes was going.
New Zealand had a chance to remove him with 22 needed off nine, when he hit Neesham to Trent Boult at the deep mid-on boundary.
Boult took the ball cleanly, but put his foot on the rope as he went to relay it back to Martin Guptill and Stokes survived.
However, it had been solely to be the beginning of the drama in one amongst the simplest one-day matches ever vie.
Earlier, Woakes and Plunkett had been the simplest for European country with the ball with 3 wickets every.
Henry Nicholls had vie a individualist with the bat for brand new Sjaelland together with his fifty five, because the Black Caps struggled to create momentum.
The win is England’s first major men’s World Cup win on home soil since the 1966 football World Cup.

Cricket World Cup: India vs New Zealand live

Cricket World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand, first semi-final — The first-semi-final between India and New Zealand has been pushed into a second day after persistent showers on Tuesday.
New Zealand will resume its innings at 5-211 with 3.5 overs to go and India to play its full 50 overs if the rain stays away on Wednesday. Unlike the group stage, the ICC has locked in reserve days for both semi-finals and the tournament decider.
With plenty of runs expected on a flat pitch, New Zealand elected to bat after winning the toss and its innings was halted after 46.1 overs by the rain, with Ross Taylor (67*) and Tom Latham (3*) at the crease.
If the reserve day is also washed out, India will automatically progress to the final after finishing first in the group stage. A minimum of 20 overs per side is required to constitute a comlpeted match, and the forecast for Wednesday suggests that is more than likely to happen.
There is only a 10 per cent chance of any rain between 6am and 4pm (local), before a 40 per cent chance of light rain between 4pm and 5pm, and back under 10 per cent for the remainder of the day.
Taylor, Jimmy Neesham and Kane Williamson all enjoyed lives before the rain hit on Tuesday.
Eventually out for 67 to Yuzvendra Chahal, Williamson survived a tough run-out chance on 36 when Virat Kohli missed a direct-hit. Later MS Dhoni failed to get his fingers underneath a Taylor edge off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah when the batsman was on 22.
Neesham was arguably the most fortunate, with Rohit Sharma misjudging a chance at mid-wicket off the bowling of Hardik Pandya and only managing to get the finger tips of one hand to it. Pandya eventually got his man for 12 in the 41st over, before Bhuvneshwar Kumar had Colin de Grandhomme caught behind for 16.
The dropped catch was salt in the wounds for Pandya, who is battling injury to get through his full 10 overs. Having gambled on picking just five genuine bowling options in the XI, India’s semi-final plans were rattled when Pandya limped off the field after bowling the 17th over with what appeared to be a hip flexor issue. The seamer returned before the 21st over and was back in the attack in by 27th but has looked uncomfortable since.
After surviving an lbw review on the very first ball of the game from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Martin Guptill was caught for one at second slip off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah in the fourth over. Ravindra Jadeja then bowled Henry Nicholls (28) in the 19th over to end a 68-run stand.
The highest run-scorer at the 2015 World Cup, Guptill has struggled this tournament, making 167 runs at 20.87.
“For Matin Guptill it has been a tournament to forget,” Ian Smith said in commentary.
“It’s a sad sight really because he knows he’s not delivered,” Smith added when cameras shot a dejected Guptill sitting in the team dressing room. “It’s a reflective sight that pretty much sums it up. You can put your arm around him and say don’t worry, it will come, but he’ll never take that.”
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Colin First State Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, river Boult

Cricket World Cup 2019, SemiFinal, Australia vs England

Cricket World Cup 2019 final, Australia vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham – Australia is desperate to set up its second final against New Zealand in as many cricket World Cups, but it must first overcome their oldest enemy on their turf, free-scoring favourites England.
Australia was bowled out for just 223 having won the toss and electing to bat fist.
Smith was promoted to bat at No.3 after Usman Khawaja was ruled out due to injury.

First-drop is where Smith has historically been at his strongest, and Chris Lynn predicted before the match that he will relish in the role again. And he did, topscoring with 85 after Australia lost 3-14 inside seven overs.

“I think he’s just going to come into his own. He loves that accountability to be the match-winner,” Lynn said on Fox Cricket. “He’s been down at four where he’s been a little bit restricted.”

Kerry O’Keeffe expressed some doubts, saying his 12 months away from the game “has hurt him”.

“I don’t think he’s at his best,” he said. “I think his backlift is as big as it’s ever been, I think his reaction time is slower.

“I just think if they (England) get an early pole I just don’t think he’s quite what he was and they will bounce him.”
England did get that early wicket as Australia suffered the worst possible start when opener Aaron Finch was trapped in front by Jofra Archer in the second over for a golden duck. He reviewed the decision, hoping he made contact with his bat first, but ball-tracking showed the ball was going on to hit the top of middle stump.

David Warner (9) was also sent packing in the following over, edging a brilliant seaming delivery from Chris Woakes to first slip.

Peter Handscomb came perilously close to falling for a golden duck to Chris Woakes, surviving England’s lbw review by the tightest of margins.

“Handscomb very lucky to get away with that,” Michael Clarke said of the Australian surviving the lbw review, before touching on Smith’s scratchy start. “Smith just struggling to find any sort of timing.”

Woakes got his man shortly after, bowling him for one.

Alex Carey and Smith breathed life into the innings with a 103-run partnership for the fourth wicket. The former was struck early in his innings by a bouncer by Archer that left him with a deep gash on his jaw that continued to bleed through his innings. He has since been cleared to wicketkeep in the second innings.

Just when the Australians had a reason to be positive again, spinner Adil Rashid snared two wickets inside one over to put them on the ropes again.

Carey (46) was the first to fall in the 28th over, caught on the ropes by sub-fielder James Vince before Marcus Stoinis’ (0) tournament went from bad to worse, trapped in front by Rashid’s wrong-un.

The same could be said for Glenn Maxwell (22) who failed to impress once again, chipping to cover off a well-disguised Archer knuckle ball. Pat Cummins (6) joined him in the sheds three overs later, caught at first slip off Rashid.

Smith was one half of another rebuild, this time with Mitchell Starc who contributed to a 51-run stand. Smith’s dream of a century was cut 15 runs short though when Jos Buttler whipped off his glove and threw down the batsman’s stumps at the non-striker’s end. The ball travelled in between Smith’s legs on the way to the stumps, which were rattled with right-hander mere centimetres short of his crease.

Starc (29) was gone the very next ball, caught behind of Woakes. Jason Behrendorff (1) was the last man to go, clean bowled by Mark Wood.