On this day in 2019: England won their maiden 50-over World Cup on the basis of boundary-countback

How England won despite a tie in the Super Over?

One year ago on this day, England being the host also clinched maiden ICC 50 over World Cup by beating New Zealand on the basis of boundary countback.

The final between England and New Zealand at the Lords Cricket Ground on 14th July  2019 could not separate the two sides despite the 50-over match and the subsequent super over. The match ended in a tie as it resulted in a super over to decide the winner of the final.

In the super over, both the teams managed to score 15 runs each but England was announced as the winner as they had hit more boundaries in the World Cup Final.

England had smashed more boundaries 26, as compared to New Zealand 17 boundaries.

This was New Zealand’s second successive time where they finished as runner’s up in the World Cup. Kiwis lost the 2015 World Cup final against Australia under the leadership of Brendon McCullum.

In the 2019 finals, New Zealand had won the toss and opted to bat first. The Kiwis posted a score of 241/8 in the allotted fifty overs.

In reply, England too managed to score the same number of runs, which eventually resulted in a tie. Ben Stoked played an unbeaten 84-run knock, while Butler scored 59 runs off 60 balls.