Both England and New Zealand will be looking for glory as they battle it out for their maiden crown in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final at Lord's on Sunday. The hosts have reached the finals on three occasions in 1979, 1987 and 1992 respectively but ended up faltering at the final hurdle. Meanwhile, even the Black Caps had to finish as the second best side in the previous edition.
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Martin Guptill played a couple of delightful strokes before he was trapped in front of the wicket by Chris Woakes. Williamson then shared a 74-run stand with Henry Nicholls for the second wicket. England then struck back with Williamson's wicket and then got rid of the dangerous Nicholls who scored a 77-ball 55.
After Ross Taylor's dismissal, Tom Latham anchored the Black Caps' innings. He scored a 56-ball 47 as the 2015 finalists finished at 241/8 in their 50 overs.
Here's what the netizens had to say after the end of first innings.