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.
Twitter reactions on England vs New Zealand:
— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) July 14, 2019
How many times have Buttler and Stokes played in this situation together? Playing to a fixed line-up and sticking to formula does pay dividend at times (yes, looking at you India)… in this case, turning a WC final. Huge partnership this! #CWC19Final #EngvsNZ
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) July 14, 2019
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) July 14, 2019
What a final!!🙈
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) July 14, 2019
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 14, 2019
If this was any other edition of a world cup, the teams would’ve shared the trophy in case the final was a tie.
The first time they introduce the super over for a final, it ends in a tie.
Shared trophy probably best does justice to this #CWC19final match
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) July 14, 2019
Greatest World Cup final ever…
and even greater moment in ODI history – we will have the first ever Super Over!
What a game!!! #CWC19Final
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) July 14, 2019
The most incredible finals for a viewer. Super-over #EngvsNZ
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 14, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 14, 2019
The World Cup hangs on a prayer. Wimbledon hangs on line. Who can bear the tension
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) July 14, 2019
What an unbelievable final? Super over in the finals. As good as it gets #ENGvsNZ
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 14, 2019
— Jamie Alter (@alter_jamie) July 14, 2019
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