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England's World Cup-winners Turn Veterans, ICC Says 'That's What A Super Over Will Do To You' Joining In The Age Challenge Fun

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • England ended their 44-year wait to clinch their maiden World Cup title after beating New Zealand by the boundary count rule that saw England edge out New Zealand to be determined as the winner of the contest
  • Keeping up with the trend of the FaceApp challenge, the World Cup's Twitter handle posted aged photos of the World Cup winners featuring the like of Joe Root, skipper Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer
  • A crucial point at the match was the extra four runs that were awarded to Ben Stokes after an overthrow deflected the ball off his bat and ran away to the boundary

Keeping up with the trend of the FaceApp challenge, the World Cup's Twitter handle posted aged photos of the World Cup winners featuring the like of Joe Root, skipper Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer. 

England ended their 44-year wait to clinch their maiden World Cup title after beating New Zealand by the boundary count rule that saw England edge out New Zealand to be determined as the winner of the contest. England managed to level the 241-run mark set by New Zealand followed by which the match was once again tied after a run-out off the last ball of the Super Over, forcing the match-winner to be decided on the basis of which team had scored more number of boundaries. 

Aged pictures of Morgan, Stoke, Root, and Archer holding the World Cup trophy was posted on Twitter. Here's the post: 

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A crucial point at the match was the extra four runs that were awarded to Ben Stokes after an overthrow deflected the ball off his bat and ran away to the boundary. A throw from Black Caps fielder Martin Guptill deflected off Stokes' bat while he was diving to reach his crease to complete the second run and the ball ran off to the boundary in the dying stages of the England run chase. Stokes had already completed two runs and hence the umpire awarded six runs in total after the overthrow. Many former cricketers and analysts have pointed out that England should have been awarded only five runs instead of six, a match-changing effect that would have seen the hosts go down by one run to New Zealand.  

The Super Over saw a dramatic last-ball thriller as New Zealand's James Neesham and Martin Guptill attempted to chase down the 15-run target set by England but failed to do so after being run-out off the last ball.

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