Social media and experts have been divided over whether the hosts should have been awarded five runs or six, although neither of the captains - Eoin Morgan of England and Kane Williamson of New Zealand - commented on it during the post-match press conference. Pakistan's Babar Azam is placed on the third position in the list with 827 points.
New Zealand's James Neesham and Martin Guptill squared the ledger from their six deliveries, but couldn't hit the front after Guptill was run out pushing for the win. "Very tough on New Zealand". South Africa (110) and Pakistan (97) are on the fifth and sixth position respectively.
"It will take a little bit of time...you get waves".
Last night, we saw the edge of the seat showdown between England and New Zealand, who fought one last time to clinch the ICC World Cup. 14th of July will forever be remembered for producing one of the most memorable games of One Day Internationals (ODI); a hearts stopping, rollercoaster of emotions that is destined to be discussed far into the future.
There was no controversy here, but to the naked eye it just looked so out when Trent Boult had Jason Roy wrapped on the pads with the first ball of England's chase. You know, the guys put in a huge amount of work to get this opportunity, to come here and play in another World Cup final and to pretty much do all you could and still not perhaps get across the line with some small margins. In the 2019 Cricket World Cup final, played at Lords, there were two.
It was a controversial moment, with reports after the incident suggesting that England should only have been awarded five runs for the incident and not six, because Stokes and Adil Rashid had not yet crossed when Guptill let go of the ball.
On Sunday, England lifted their first-ever Cricket World Cup on home soil, defeating New Zealand by virtue of scoring more boundaries as both teams tied their scores even after the super over. The difficulty you (umpires) have here is you've got to watch batsmen completing runs, then change focus and watch for the ball being picked up, and watch for the release (of the throw). "You just forget about it for 10 minutes then it hits you again ... goodness me what was all that about, was that real?" he said. Probably the best game of all time'.
He said he's not a fan of the super overs - which at the end of the day - decided the victor. The disappointment of the kiwis, who had in the last world cup lost to Australia in the final, is understandable. Talking on the same issue, Williamson said: "Yeah, we sort of wanted 250, 260".
"It was a fitting end to what has been a great tournament, and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in once again making our country a sporting showcase for the world".
"I was a little bit anxious about my dodgy ticker at one stage - but mate - it just had every twist and turn imaginable".
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