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Cricket World Cup 2019: England defeat New Zealand after thrilling Super Over finale

Eoin Morgan's heroes beat New Zealand at Lord’s to claim the men’s World Cup for the first time

Michael Jones
Sunday 14 July 2019 20:41
World Cup final: Eoin Morgan determined to seize 'huge opportunity' for England

England won the Cricket World Cup after beating New Zealand in a thriller at Lord’s.

Eoin Morgan’s men survived the drama of a super over after New Zealand's 241-8 was matched by England with Mark Wood run out from the final ball of the innings. Ben Stokes, who scored 84 in the chase, then returned alongside Jos Buttler to hit 15 from six balls before Martin Guptill was run out in dramatic fashion handing the tournament hosts the win.

Here's how one of the most dramatic matches in history played out:

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Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of England vs New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup final from Lord's.

Eoin Morgan's men have the chance to make history as the first men's team to lift the trophy after the thrashing of Australia in Thursday's semi-final.

They meet at the home of cricket with the game's biggest prize on the line.

We'll have all the latest for you throughout the day.

Ben Burrows14 July 2019 07:34

Who will be the star of the show? 

Jofra Archer's journey has been remarkable and the England opener's path has been documented by his county. 

Sussex with the emotional tribute to Archer. 

Jack Rathborn14 July 2019 08:47

Some nice words from David Willey ahead of the game. 

The Yorkshire star was set to be a part of this team until the inclusion of Archer. 

But he's fully behind his teammates. 

Jack Rathborn14 July 2019 08:50

England stars have been rallying around the cricket team. 

Harry Kane with a tribute to Eoin Morgan's side. 

The Spurs star enjoyed the journey last summer in Russia and is now backing Morgan and co. here. 

Jack Rathborn14 July 2019 08:54

The teams are here. 

England looking confident if not aware of the monumental opportunity ahead of them. 

Jack Rathborn14 July 2019 09:21

Ian Botham has been having his say on the final. 

"If we win the toss, we'll probably send New Zealand in, but Guptill could easily rise to the occasion," he said. 

"They have got players who can win matches. I tipped New Zealand at the start of the tournament. 

"Two tournaments in a row in the final, they must be doing something right."

Jack Rathborn14 July 2019 09:25

Four years ago England changed their whole outlook on one-day cricket, Eoin Morgan led the new philosophy and now they've been rewarded with a World Cup final. But the journey isn't over yet... 

Michael Jones14 July 2019 09:38

New Zealand are into the World Cup final for a second consecutive time. Captain Kane Williamson knows his team are the underdogs but he's confident that his side can go the distance this time around...

Michael Jones14 July 2019 09:44

Start has been delayed until 10:45 after the early morning rain.

It has stopped now though.

Toss coming up at 10:15

Jack Rathborn14 July 2019 09:55

Eoin Morgan has his say on today's final:

"It was brilliant, a sense of relief in many ways. A lot of the hard work with done in the last  four years since that horrible World Cup, we've made a huge amount of ground as a team, we've grown together created a lot of leaders. We've been extremely disciplined but continued to learn throughout those four years.

"When it comes to the changing room, the players, and myself, belief is a huge thing. I certainly have it, it's one of the strongest attributes I have, it's stayed with me from the very beginning right through until however my career lasts. 

"To be the best you have to win trophies, the one thing that will remain whether we win or lose will be the ambition to be competitive to try and win every trophy we are entered in or participate in.That hunger and that belief should remain the same past this World Cup but to make everything worthwhile, we need to win."

Michael Jones14 July 2019 10:00

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