England win first Cricket World Cup

England have won their first Cricket World Cup by beating New Zealand amidst a dramatic final on Sunday.

Ben Stokes 84 not out helped the hosts to tie the see-saw contest, forcing a Super Over.

Jos Buttler and Stokes took 15 runs off Trent Boult’s Super Over without losing their wickets.

New Zealand also scored 15 runs off Jofra Archer’s over but England won on boundary count, triggering wild celebrations at Lord’s as the hosts capped a stunning turnaround.

“We find it hard to play on wickets like that and today was about getting over the line. Sport is tough at times,” England captain Eoin Morgan said after the draining contest.

“I was being cooled down by Liam Plunkett, which is not a good sign. I was up and down like a yo-yo.”

“This has been a four-year journey, we have developed a lot… We are delighted that we are lifting the trophy.”

Morgan’s England side have reinvented themselves heading into this World Cup as overwhelming favorites.

Back-to-back defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia in the group stage helped England rediscover an attacking brand of cricket which has been the hallmark of the current team.

Sunday’s Cricket World Cup final, England’s first since 1992, pitted them against a New Zealand team chasing their own slice of history after spending decades as the tournament’s bridesmaids.