Finally, the tournament which was going through since a long time has been over. And, that too with a historical finals win. Yes, for the first time, England won the World Cup as they beat New Zealand in a dramatic Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord's on Sunday.
The thing that made it historic is super over as the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team after Eoin Morgan's side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand's 241-8.
England's Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes took 15 off Trent Boult's over. And, from the new Zealand’s side, Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham came to bat and Jofra Archer bowled the over.
Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and Jason Roy both made Guptill run out as he came back for the second, with two runs required off the final ball. England won due to a tie-break rule because they hit more boundaries as both sides finished on 15 in super over.
The moment winner was decided, fans finally rejoiced about the ‘cricket returning home, ’ and several congratulatory messages and good cheers flooded social media sites following their dramatic win.
Not from England only but cricket-crazy Bollywood stars, who were a little disappointed about India’s defeat in the semi-finals, also took to social media to congratulate the winning team. Some of them sent out some well-deserved applause to the winning team, while others cheered more for New Zealand as they claimed NZ as the "real winners."
Let’s read what all they have said:
Shahid Kapoor wrote,
“I was not supporting either. Just watched a great match. And at the end just felt for the kiwis. England played amazing cricket. But so did the kiwis. They didn’t deserve to be second. No way.”
Riteish Deshmukh wrote,
“Cricket at its best - Epic #WorldCupFinals - Congratulations @englandcricket the Champions of world cricket. My heart goes out to @BLACKCAPS - they were so so good- for me they are the uncrowned champs of #WorldCup2019”
Varun Dhawan wrote,
“What a #WorldCupfinal. Unbelievable my entire family is awake. Who u got”
Anupam Kher wrote,
“CRICKET IS THE WINNER in this #WorldCupFinal2019. What an unbelievable match!!! Congratulations England. Amazing Victory!! And #NewZealand is a team of Heroes. Jai Ho!! 👏👏👏”
Karan Johar wrote,
“England had a better kundli! NZ had the better game!!! #NZLvENG”
Taapsee Pannu wrote,
“England won the World Cup and New Zealand won our hearts ❤️ what a memorable match both the sides have given us 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #ICCWC2019”
Sidharth Malhotra wrote,
“What an epic final! Amazing cricket from both sides, intense crazy,mad ,emotional 👋😄what a high! #ICCCricketWorldCup2019 #EnglandvsNewzealand”
Anurag Kashyap wrote,
“Honestly speaking @ICC has made cricket such a batsmen game and wickets really don’t matter. Its all about the batsmen scores & the wickets are treated like the lower caste. If there was equality between bowling and batting .. New Zealand would be a winner today @cricketworldcup”
Vivek Anand Oberoi wrote,
“The country where cricket was born 6/700 years ago, has finally won the #WorldCup for the very first time! Congrats #eng What a historic match! Truly the great sport of #cricket won today! #WC19 #WCFINAL #ENGvNZ”
Surveen responded to one of the Anurag Kashyap’s tweet and wrote,
“Oh couldnt agree more!!Seriously man....NZ all the way for me ...They so deserved it...The most ridiculous rules..England only taking the cup,NZ ur the real winners for me...Though what a befitting final.#WC2019”
Raveena Tandon wrote,
“Jokes apart . @benstokes38 battled it out valiantly! He truly deserves the victory. #ICCCricketWorldCup2019”
Hazel Keech wrote,
“Our first time bringing home the CRICKET WORLD CUP! (Who would have ever guessed i would get sucked into sports!) well done England! 🏴 ❤️ 🏴 #patriotic”
A Big Congratulations to Team England & Well Played New Zealand!