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Twitter reactions on England vs New Zealand 2019 World Cup final entering Super Over

Dixit Bhargav
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Twitter reactions on England vs New Zealand 2019 World Cup final entering Super Over

Twitter reactions on England vs New Zealand: Twitter was exhilarated on the nerve-wrenching final match between NZ and ENG.

During the final match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between New Zealand and England at Lord’s, the riveting match ended in an emphatic Super Over. It was the first instance of a World Cup match ending in a tie.

Chasing a 242-run target, England faced a stern challenge as Trent Boult and Matt Henry tested the English openers in their own conditions. With England losing wickets at regular intervals, the match hung in balance throughout the second innings.

After being reduced to 86/4 in the 24th over, it was a game-changing 110-run partnership for the fifth wicket between all-rounder Ben Stokes and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler (59).

New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson dismissing Buttler and Chris Woakes (2) within a span of three balls turned the match in the visitor’s favour. However, Stokes’ unmatched maturity in the last over saw the match cruising into a super over.

With a couple of runs needed in the last over, Stokes ran a single as the scores were tied on the last ball. Stokes ended up scoring 84* (98) with the help of five fours and two sixes.

After New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat, New Zealand scored 241/8 in their allotted quota of 50 overs. In what was his ninth ODI half-century, New Zealand opening batsman Henry Nicholls top-scored for the Kiwis as he scored 55 (77) with the help of four fours. With bowling figures of 9-0-37-3, Woakes was the pick of English bowlers.

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Dixit Bhargav

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Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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