After both teams reached 241, England doing so off the final ball of its innings, it was the host nation that came out on top in the most dramatic of circumstances. Not only did it win, it did so in a way that will be remembered for a generation to come. Meanwhile, fellow pace bowler Trent Boult had captain Virat Kohli trapped lbw for one and top scorer Ravindra Jadeja caught by Williamson for 77 when a seventh-wicket partnership looked to be swinging the match back in India's favour. And typically, in this contest, against the country of his birth, it was his contribution that swung the final. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat. Stokes earned Man of the Match honours with his unbeaten 84, plus eight runs in the Super Over. Ben Stokes, born in Christchurch but moved to England at the age of 12, has been one of the team's outstanding players for many a year. "We are absolutely delighted that the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 has become one of the most watched sporting events in the world across TV and digital platforms," ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney said in a statement Friday. Despite playing in the second-highest number of finals in the World Cup after Australia, they were yet to win the trophy. With New Zealand on 211/5 after 46.1 overs, Williamson having scored 67 and Ross Taylor on the same score at the time, the match was suspended by rain and ultimately play was pushed to the reserve day the next day. How do you sum up one of the most ridiculously dramatic matches the game has ever seen? It's Archer to Guptill: 2 to win. England's Jonny Bairstow has enjoyed a stellar Cricket World Cup. And on a day when the men's final at Wimbledon and British Grand Prix are both freely available for sports fans to watch for free, can cricket just sit back behind the pay TV barrier? For many English sports fans, the 2005 series remains one of the greatest examples of sporting rivalry. Finally, it left the sphere of cricket, and made the jump into the public consciousness. Stokes managed to farm the strike and, more crucially, score runs, leaving England needing 15 to win from the final over, two wickets still in hand. It was a defining moment. Their campaign was nearly derailed after a loss at Lord's to defending champions and arch-rivals Australia left them having to beat both India and New Zealand to guarantee their semi-final spot. 8.3 million viewers tuned in to see the final, making it one of the most viewed broadcasts of the year, with the highest audience share since the 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-Final between Croatia and England and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[55]. It's come to this. With the crowd on its feet, most in disbelief, Stokes appeared to remain the calmest man inside Lord's. Plus Trophy Lift Celebrations! Its run to the semifinals of the tournament broke all kinds of records, not least the broadcasting figures with 28.1 million people watching on UK television. It can inspire the next generation," Cook told BBC Radio 5 Live. It was contested by the runners-up from the previous tournament, New Zealand, and the host nation, England. England's Jos Buttler celebrates on the pitch. take to the field at Lord's on Sunday to face New Zealand. [41][42][43] As a result of the incident, the Marylebone Cricket Club said it would review the overthrow rule. New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme celebrates taking the wicket of England's Joe Root. The answer, from both a current and former England captain, is no. defending champion Australia was brutal and brilliant. Finally, after six weeks and 48 games, the country awoke to a competition that had been happening in its very own backyard. England became the third team in succession to win the World Cup at home. The likes of Ellen White, Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris and Steph Houghton, have been on the front and back pages of the newspapers, their names bandied around in the pubs and bars, while radio phone-ins have been besieged by people who have been inspired by their achievements. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final: England were awarded 6 runs for an overthrow in the final over of their 242-run chase against New Zealand and the extra runs made a massive impact on the result of the game. After 27 years of waiting, can cricket afford to waste such a precious opportunity to influence the next generation? As England's all-time leading run scorer in Test cricket, his name will surely remain in the record books for many decades to come. They finished level on 11 points with Pakistan in the round-robin stage (five wins, three losses and one no result after their match against India was interrupted by rain), but took fourth place by virtue of a better net run rate than Pakistan. After two dot balls, Stokes hit a six into the stands at deep mid-wicket, bringing their score to 233/8. [37] With Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer contesting the Wimbledon Championships' longest ever singles final (which finished during the World Cup Final), and Lewis Hamilton winning the British Grand Prix on the same day, it was referred to as a "golden sporting Sunday". After posting 242, his bowlers set about strangling England's top order with some inspired bowling. Morgan was also the lone remaining member of England’s 2010 World Twenty20 champion team – England’s only ICC world championship going into this final. The 2019 Cricket World Cup Final was a One Day International cricket match played at Lord's in London, England, on 14 July 2019 to determine the winner of the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Statistics provided by the ICC show that England's win over Edgbaston was the most watched cricket match within the UK across any format since 2006. Defending a middling score, the New Zealand bowlers bowled effectively, hampering England's top order, with only Jonny Bairstow managing more than a start with 36. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. For the most part, those not able to watch Sky or stay awake for the highlights on terrestrial television, have been watching clips online and listening to BBC Test Match Special's radio broadcast, a staple of the English summer for cricket fans. And yet, away from the limelight, another England team has been forging its very own path toward global domination. New Zealand's Henry Nicholls celebrates after scoring a half-century. This victory, in front of a capacity crowd at Lord's will be remembered for a team's stubborn refusal to yield when all odds seemed against it and an incredible test of nerve under the fiercest of pressure. [15], On 12 July 2019, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Sri Lankan Kumar Dharmasena and South African Marais Erasmus as the on-field umpires, with Australian Rod Tucker as the third umpire, Pakistani Aleem Dar as the reserve umpire and Sri Lankan Ranjan Madugalle named as match referee.

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