An elated England captain Eoin Morgan said to get over the line and win their maiden World Cup means the world to them, after the hosts beat New Zealand in an eliminator here at Lord’s on Sunday.
It took England 44 years but on Sunday, in their own backyard, Morgan and Co. lifted the sport’s biggest prize albeit by the finest of margins as the Super Over also ended in a tie and England won due to hitting more boundaries than new Zealand.
Electing to bat first New Zealand put up 241/8 in 50 overs. Chasing the target, England rode player of the match Ben Stokes’ unbeaten 84 off 98 balls with Jos Buttler also scoring 59. The pair added 110 runs for the fifth wicket to tie the game at 241 all out and take it to a Eliminator.