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WATCH: UK PM Theresa May Dances As The England Cricket Team Clinches Their First World Cup

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:


  • England won the Cricket World Cup 2019 in a nail biting match against New Zealand
  • This was first ever World Cup that went to Super Over
  • Theresa May congratulated Team England by posting a video of her celebration

England Cricket Team cliched their first ever World Cup on July 15 2019 in a nail-biting match against Black Caps. As Martin Guptill and James Neesham did their best to level the score for a tie in the super over, England managed to secure their victory due to ICC rules that according to which Team with maximum boundaries wins the match after Super. Amidst celebration and disappointments, Twitter was filled with tweets hailing the New Zealand team, Ben Stokes and others.

As England celebrated the victory in the game that is dubbed as their game, former Prime Minister of UK - Theresa May was captured celebrating and swaying as the tune of 
Taking to Twitter, May congratulated the team England. 

May resigned form the post of the Prime Minister after her Brexit deal was repeatedly thrown out of by the House of Commons, most humiliating being the January 15 2019 vote margin of 432 Nos versus 202 Yes'. On May 24, May resigned fighting back her tears and declaring that she had done 'everything' to honour people's verdict of the 2016 EU referendum. Following her resignation, the Conservative party will choose its PM with leaders like Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt in race for the Tory leadership and subsequently for UK's PM post. On 6 July, voting opened up to the Conservative Party's 160,000 members, to choose their Leader of the Party. The final deadline for party members to vote falls the week ending Sunday 21 July. The candidate achieving more than 50 per cent of the vote among Party members will be declared the winner, and new Prime Minister. The result is expected to be announced on July 23.

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Coming back to cricket, Team England was chasing a total of 242 by the Kiwis. Ben Stokes was the man for the hosts with an unbeaten 84-not out along with Jos Butler's 59. As the game went to Super Over, Stokes and Butler again registered 15 -run target for the Black Caps that they managed to level. However, the boundary count-back favoured the hosts as they had scored eight more boundaries than New Zealand.

Youngster Jofra Archer held his nerves while bowling the Super Over despite conceding 14 runs as a run-out off the last ball of the Super Over saw the game tied once again before the boundary count-back rule applied. Kane Williamson was adjudged the player of the tournament for scoring 548 runs with the bat at an average of 91.33 in addition to leading the Kiwis from the front.  

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