In the history of Cricket World Cup, a new champion got crowned. During Sunday’s final, England got crowned as the champions by defeating New Zealand in a dramatic manner. The match ended in a tie and it went on to Super Over. As per rule, the Super Over would help in deciding the winner of the ICC World Cup. However, as the Super Over also ended in a tie with both teams scoring 15 runs. Then on the basis of most hit boundaries by any team, England was declared the winner. England had hit 26 boundaries including two boundaries in the Super Over and the Black Caps hit only 17 boundaries.
The entire match was a nail-biting event. Earlier New Zealand scored 241/8 in their 50 overs. From the start of the second innings, the underdogs had reduced England to 86/4 before Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler came to the rescue. The game got a bit tense as Buttler was dismissed and the match ended with a tie.
1.In ODI history, for the first time a Super Over was played to decide the winner. This was the 40th ODI that ended in a tie.
2.This was only the 3rd tournament final in the ODI formal that ended in a Tie.
3.For the 3rd successive time, the home team ended up as winners of the World Cup.
4.England lost 3 matches in this World Cup; the most by any team in a World Cup they won. Pakistan also lost three matches during their triumph in the 1992 World Cup.
5.Ben Stokes has as many as five scores of 75 and more in this World Cup; the joint-most by any player in a World Cup edition.
6.Ben Stokes became only the 8th player to score 400+ runs and take 5+ wickets in a World Cup edition.
7.Kane Williamson’s 578 runs in the tournament are the most by any player as a captain in a World Cup.
8.Kane Williamson is only the 2nd New Zealand player and the 2nd captain to win the player of the tournament award in the World Cup.
9.Jonny Bairstow became the first player to score 500+ runs in the debut World Cup.
10.Tom Latham has taken 21 catches in this tournament; the joint-most by any keeper in a World Cup.
11.Lockie Ferguson has taken 21 wickets in this tournament; the 2nd most for New Zealand in a World Cup.
12.Ian Botham’s 16 wickets in the 1992 CWC were the most wickets by a bowler in a World Cup for England prior to this tournament.