England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time in extraordinary circumstances, beating New Zealand by a tiebreaker of boundaries scored after the match was tied after regulation play and then the first Super Over in the tournament’s history.
Martin Guptill needed to score two off the final ball of the Super Over but was run out by England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler as the New Zealand batsman scrambled back for the second.
Both teams scored 241 after the regulation 50 overs per side, with England scoring 14 off the last over – including a six made up of two runs followed by an accidental four deflected off the bat of the diving Ben Stokes – to tie New Zealand’s 241-8.
The teams then scored 15 runs each in the Super Over, but England won courtesy of scoring more boundaries in regulation play.
The super over is tied as Guptill falls short of the crease on the last ball. England win the World Cup in most dramatic fashion.
Stokes and Buttler post 15 runs on the board in the super over. New Zealand now need 16 runs to clinch their maiden World Cup title.