ICC CWC 2019: England beat New Zealand to lift first ever World Cup

10:35 PM | 14 Jul, 2019
ICC CWC 2019: England beat New Zealand to lift first ever World Cup
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LORDS – England won their first ever ICC World Cup after beating New Zealand in the super over at the Lord's on Sunday.

The hosts had to chase a 242-run total of New Zealand in 50 overs, but left short of 1 run.

Earlier, New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first against the hosts.

The match started at 2:30pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST).

Earlier, England has qualified for the final of the ICC World Cup 2019, beating Australia by 8 wickets at Birmingham on Thursday while New Zealand had beaten India by 18 runs at Manchester on Wednesday.

Pakistan had defeated both final qualifier teams in its mega event matches.

Neither England nor New Zealand has won the World Cup before and Sunday’s winner would create cricketing history. England and New Zealand enter in the World Cup final knowing years of planning come down to a single day at Lord’s.

Morgan has made England the most-feared one-day international side since an embarrassingly early exit in 2015 while Williamson has built on the legacy of Brendon McCullum, whose team were losing finalists four years ago.

England thumped Australia by eight wickets to reach Sunday's final while New Zealand shocked fancied India, winning their last-four clash by 18 runs.

Line-ups:

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson