CWC 19 : England V New Zealand CWC Final

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What a day @SteMerritt . Never experienced such a roller coaster of emotions during any sporting event Ever. At last we win something meaningful ?
Drained mate. Thought we had lost that for a long period of the chase, then got back onto it, then lost it again and somehow got onto a super over, which was just intense ?
 

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What have they said?
That England didn't win it because it was done by boundaries when they lost every other head to head. That England didn't win it because the law on over throws. That Kohli was never out in the semi final, etc, etc.
 

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I first fell in love with cricket in 1976 when the West Indies toured England. I discovered Test Match Special, John Arlott, Brian Johnson, Don Mosey, Tony Cozier all. Yes the West Indies gave us a good thrashing, what a team! Possibly the greatest ever test match side including the likes of, Clive Lloyd, Gordon Greenidge, Michael Holding, Andy Roberts etc, etc. But my heroes were Knott, Steele, Snow, Willis and Randall.

I’ve experienced some ups and downs as an England supporter since those days, and although I’m a traditionalist when it comes to cricket and prefer the 5 day game (2005 Ashes series the greatest ever in my view) today was right up there in terms of excitement and nerve shredding emotion.

Huge credit to the kiwis though for their sportsmanship and grace, they didn’t deserve to lose and a tie was about right, although someone has to win and someone has to lose.
 

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Slightly hollow victory. It’s akin to winning the WC final when a through ball going nowhere and running out of play diverts off the referee, wrong foots the keeper and leaves Harry Kane with an injury time tap in to win it.

Great to win it but it will forever be tainted by how it was won.
 

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Slightly hollow victory. It’s akin to winning the WC final when a through ball going nowhere and running out of play diverts off the referee, wrong foots the keeper and leaves Harry Kane with an injury time tap in to win it.

Great to win it but it will forever be tainted by how it was won.

For you certainly. For the many of us, we’ll see it as the consequence of sporting drama.

Is 1966 tainted because modern evidence suggests that the ball didn’t cross the line?
 

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Great to win it but it will forever be tainted by how it was won.
Don't agree with that at all. There was hardly a fag paper between the two teams and one had to win - there was no foul play or bad sportsmanship, just a slice of luck that tipped the balance just enough so that it was our day. You couldn't have begrudged the Kiwis if they'd won it and (sportingly) they didn't moan about it afterwards.
 

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As many have said, it was great to see England win a world cup however I have so much respect for New Zealand. They were humble in the defeat and you can only feel sorry for them. Williamson is a quality player and captain.

On our front I thought stokes and buttler were incredible when England were in a really dark patch. Stokes looked physically and mentally drained at the end. Also a shout out to the bowlers, not just archer in the superover but plunkett and woakes too.

I hope everyone had a good drinks and celebrated properly, days like this won't come around too often.
 

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It was nice to see final played in the right spirit and the players show respect towards each other - other recent winners can take note.

I could not give a ? if it was won in a super over by boundaries scored - all teams knew the rules going into it.
 

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Slightly hollow victory. It’s akin to winning the WC final when a through ball going nowhere and running out of play diverts off the referee, wrong foots the keeper and leaves Harry Kane with an injury time tap in to win it.

Great to win it but it will forever be tainted by how it was won.

Luck is a part of sport, we gave up runs to bad luck ourselves
 

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Slightly hollow victory.

Great to win it but it will forever be tainted by how it was won.
Like others on here I dont think that it will be tainted or was a hollow victory.
Sure I feel sorry for NZ, but how it works is that one team has to win. We got the breaks but that happens in most Cup competitions in all sports.
 

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Like others on here I dont think that it will be tainted or was a hollow victory.
Sure I feel sorry for NZ, but how it works is that one team has to win. We got the breaks but that happens in most Cup competitions in all sports.

Don’t agree with that that luck to that degree happens in most cup competitions. I’ve been watching cricket for 50 years and can never recall such a game changing slice of luck.
 

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That was the best big match - for any sport - that I have seen in my life. (I’m no youngster.)

Effectively won by a freak incident.

You have to give massive credit to
Roy and Buttler for that last ball runout,

The Kiwis are so admirable; sum so much more than the parts. I felt sorry for them
as well - incredibly tough opponents but great sportsmen.

Wow.
 

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What a shame one of the teams had to "lose" the world cup without losing either the game or the super over. But I'm overjoyed that we won it. Thought Buttler was the difference, he scored his runs at the required rate while Stokes, like most before him, got bogged down and made life very difficult towards the end. But he stuck with it and with two outrageous pieces of luck, got us in a position twice to win the game. The only way it could have been more exciting is if Wood's run out and Guptill's run out had been too close to call with the naked eye. Imagine waiting on "VAR" to discover the winners!
 

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Just wow, utterly stunning game of cricket. 2 great teams going at it in the right way.

Ben Stokes was fantastic and Jos Buttler really stepped up. Both of them in the field and batting.

The thing that got me the most was Stokes apologising for the 4 overthrows off his bat. Class.
 

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I’ve been watching cricket for 50 years and can never recall such a game changing slice of luck.
Really? Have you never seen a new batsman get dropped in the slips then go on to make a match winning score? I would call that a game changing slice of luck and it happens all the time.
 

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Football World Cup, Rugby World Cup, Cricket World Cup
England are the only nation to have won all 3
I think we should be reminding our Aussie friends and relations of this at every opportunity!
 

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