WATCH: 2019 World Cup final Super Over between England and New Zealand

The game reinforced the idea, and those who had any doubts were convinced, that cricket remains a game of uncertainties.

Saurabh GangulyAuthor

Updated - 14 July 2021 06:40 PM

Relive the Super Over of 2019 World Cup final

The ODI Cricket World Cup in 2019 was one spectacular event. Particularly, the final between England and New Zealand played at Lord's - precisely two years ago with both teams fighting for their maiden title - has to go down in history as one of the most remarkable matches of cricket ever played. There was not a run to separate the two teams after 100 overs of cricket and neither could the teams be separated after a one-over eliminator as both the team yet again ended with the same total. However, England were declared World Cup winners on the basis of a now scrapped boundary count rule.

The game reinforced the idea, and those who had any doubts were convinced, that cricket remains a game of uncertainties. It should also be noted that never again will a World Cup winner be decided on the basis of that rule since the International Cricket Council (ICC) later changed that with the rule of successive Super Overs until a result is obtained. However, for Kiwi fans it was a heartbreaking defeat.

Watch the finish here:

While England batted first in the Super Over and managed 15 runs in their six balls, courtesy a boundary each from Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler off Trent Boult, a James Neesham six off Jofra Archer did not prove to be enough for the Black Caps to reach their target of 16 runs.

In the end, Martin Guptill needed 2 runs off the last ball to win the World Cup for his side and he clipped the ball of a fuller length angling into him, towards deep midwicket. Despite it being a tough second, Guptill needed to get back on the crease to go for the win since a tie wasn't going to be good enough owing to the boundary count rule. Under pressure, Jos Buttler collected a wide throw and dived to dislodge the bails to catch Guptill well short before beginning the victory celebration.

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