England captain Eoin Morgan conceded that the rub of green went their team’s way in the tense ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final on Sunday against New Zealand at Lord’s.
England were declared champions even after a tied Super Over due to the higher count of boundaries they had hit during the final. England were bowled out for 241 in chase of 242 after which the game spilled into the Super Over. England posted 15 and New Zealand ended up with the same score on the board. At the end of it all, there was jubiliation for the hosts and agony for the Black Caps.
The lady luck smiled on England throughout the final. Matt Henry and Trent Boult troubled the England top-order but the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root survived quite a few close changes. New Zealand used up their review only to leave Ross Taylor without one when he needed it for reviewing an on-field LBW call.
England got 4 extra runs due to an overthrow that deflected off Ben Stokes bat in the final of their tense chase. England needed 9 from 3 but the equaltion came down to 3 from 2 after the lucky overthrow.