England found cricketing bliss by dint of divine intervention and Ben Stokes' brilliance, cracking a code that proved indecipherable for 44 years as history sliced through teary-eyed New Zealand's grasp in a final that will be remembered for ages.
England won it via Super Over on boundary count.
The game twisted this way and that till the very last ball, and beyond. Fittingly enough, the finale, inarguably the most gripping in the tournament's history, unfolded in a venue that is stepped in history. In the end, it was England's superior boundary count 22 fours and two sixes compared 16 by New Zealand that saw the 'Cup' finally coming to its spiritual home.
Business tycoon Anand Mahindra took to his Twitter handle and reacted on the nail-biting match between England and New Zealand. He wrote: "And the one old book that will now be pulled off musty bookshop shelves is ‘God is an Englishman.’ Only some superpower pulled them through the last hour of that game...😊"
Here's the tweet below -
England were crowned World Champions after they beat New Zealand via Super Over in an incredible final on Sunday. The match went into a Super Over after both teams ended with same score of 241.
New Zealand scored 241 for eight after opting to bat and hosts England were all out for exact score in the last ball of their innings.
In the one-over Eliminator, England scored 15 runs and New Zealand too ended on the same score but the hosts were declared winners since they had scored more boundaries than the Kiwis.
(With inputs from PTI)