England beat New Zealand in a nail-biting last-ball thriller to clinch their maiden World Cup title at Lord's Cricket Grounds in London on July 14. The World Cup hosts leveled scores with the Kiwis in the last ball of the 50th over to put the match through a Super Over to decide the winner of the contest following which the match was once again tied in the last ball of the Super Over. However, England emerged as the winners of the match owing to the boundary count, with England having scored 24 boundaries in their innings against New Zealand's 16.
Fans are already calling it the best World Cup final till date and were glued to their devices till the very end.
It seems that veteran South African cricketer and former skipper Graeme Smith was no exception, he shared his feelings about the ‘edge of the seat’ final in a series of tweets.
Read the tweets here:
He was delighted that it was a team that hasn't won the World Cup before who won the World Cup. This was England's maiden World Cup victory and their first appearance in the finals after 27 years.
He was glued just like the fans.
Smith lauded both teams and congratulated the English side.
He went on expressing admiration for the New Zealand side. And called the Blackcaps, 'Champion Blokes.'