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ENGLAND'S cricketers wrote ENGLAND'S their names into the history books at Lord's, winning their first World Cup title in a final that will go down as one of the most dramatic ever produced in team sport.

It seemed as though nothing could separate them from New Zealand, with the sides battling to an unprecedented tie, both sides locked on 241 after 100 overs of nerve-shredding tension that cast Ben Stokes as the home side's hero of the hour.

That paved the way for a super over, a six-ball shoot-out that had only occurred 11 times in international history and never before in an ODI.

When that was tied once again, England triumphed on account of boundaries scored in the original 50-over and nd match. World Cup winning Engla" match Cup-has deets captain Eoin Morgan said: "This hbeen a four-year journey, we have dveloped a lot.

"We find it hard to play on wickelike that and that was about gettiover the line.

ing "Sport is tough at times. "I was being cooled down by LiaPlunkett, which is not a good sign!was up and down like a yo-yo."

am ! I der cis " The victory completed an incredible turnaround for all-roundStokes who guided England to victory - just months after fears hiinternational career could have beeover after a fracas outside a nightcluin Bristol.

en ub 84 nal ith Stokes hit a tournament-winning not out to level the scores on the finball before returning to the crease wJos Buttler for the super over.


Both teams scored 15 runs with Enland triumphing on boundaries scoreWorld Champions: Page 36


England lift the World Cup. Below, the moment of elation as Jos Buttler claims the wicket of Martin Guptill in the super over to cement victory

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Publication:Express and Star (Wolverhampton, England)
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Date:Jul 15, 2019
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