Cricket: England Take First World Cup Title

England ended their 44-year wait for a World Cup title by beating New Zealand on boundaries after a tied Super Over amidst heart-stopping drama on Sunday (July 14th). 

Chasing 242 for victory, Ben Stokes’ scintillating 84 not out helped the hosts tie the see-saw contest, forcing the Super Over where more nail-biting excitement unfolded, Reuters reports. 

Jos Buttler and Stokes took 15 runs off Trent Boult’s Super Over without losing their wickets. 

New Zealand also scored 15 runs off Jofra Archer’s over but England won on boundary count, triggering wild celebrations at Lord’s as the hosts capped a stunning turnaround. 

“We find it hard to play on wickets like that and today was about getting over the line. Sport is tough at times,” England captain Eoin Morgan said after the draining contest.

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