England has been crowned champions at the Cricket World Cup for the very first time, after they beat New Zealand in a thrilling final on Sunday.
England won the match in a superover that was played after the teams were tied at the end of the match. The teams were tied after the superover as well, but England won the match due to a higher number of boundaries hit in their innings.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, New Zealand scored 241 for the loss of 8 wickets in their 50 overs. Henry Nicholls top scored with 55, while Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett took 3 wickets each for England.
In reply, England were bowled out for 241 at the end of their 50 overs. Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 84, and played a vital role in helping them tie the match after England got off to a bad start in their innings. New Zealand's Lockie Ferguson and James Neesham were the pick of the bowlers, with 3 wickets each.
After the match was tied, a superover had to be played to decide the winner. England scored 15 runs in their superover, with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler scoring the runs for them. In reply, New Zealand also managed to get 15 runs in their superover. Martin Guptill was run out off the last ball while trying to get the 16th run.
The tied superover meant that England won the match on the count of boundaries hit during their innings. This was the first time the result of Cricket World Cup match had to be decided this way.
This is England's first title at the World Cup, having lost three previous finals in 1979, 1987 and 1992. Meanwhile, it was a second successive final defeat for New Zealand, who had lost to Australia in the 2015 final.