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New Zealand vs England, Final

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 | Final | Sunday 14th July | 09:30
 Match Ended
New Zealand
241/8 (50.0) RR:4.82
England
241 (50.0) RR:4.82
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We see the term, cricket is the real winner being used very frequently but this was the game in which cricket, indeed was the real winner. What a game! It was a great pleasure to bring you all the updates and coverage of this magnificent showpiece event. England are the new World Champions. New Zealand are the people's champ. They go back with their heads held high. Thanks for joining us on this magnificent journey. Hope you all had as much fun as we had. Looking forward to your company soon. Till then, take care and cheers!

Eoin Morgan says there was a lot in the game, the spirit, the fight New Zealand showed was very commendable and today was a hard game. States on a tough wicket they managed to restrict them to a good score but they kept losing wickets. Buttler and Stokes' partnership took it deep. States they have developed a lot in the last 4 years, they struggle on such wickets but today was about getting over the line and it means a lot them. Mentions the guys in the middle kept them really cool, they have some of the best players in the World and there was not a lot between the two sides. Credits Buttler and Stokes and also Archer for the way he bowled. Appreciates Archer for his effort and says he keeps improving. Ends by saying it has been an incredible transformation and there have been a lot of people involved, even the players who missed out due to injury are a part of this.

Time now for the England players to collect their winning medals and now Eoin Morgan has a chat.

Williamson says that it was a good decision to bat as the pitch was on the drier side. Says that they wanted to put runs on the board, admits he would have wanted 10-15 runs more but the pressure of Final meant it was a good target. Credits his boys for building the pressure. Further credits England for the way they played and congratulates them for their victory. On the Stokes' incident (four overthrows), he smiles and says it was a bit of a shame and unfortunately such things happen but it is a part of the game.

The Kiwi players are now called up to receive their runners-up medals and now Kane Williamson will have a chat again.

Player of the Tournament, Kane Williamson, says he would swap both the trophies for one extra run. States it is not only the one run but there were many decisive moments. Congratulates England for the way they played. Mentions the pitches have been different to what they expected and there has not been a lot of high scores. Tells they showed a huge amount of heart to get to this stage and is happy with how they played throughout. Ends by saying the guys are shattered at the moment, it is very devastating, this is very tough to swallow but he is happy with how they played.

Ben Stokes is named the Man of the Match. Stokes says that it is a good feeling. Tells all the hard work in the last 4 years has paid off. Further adds this was the place they wanted to reach and they have. Thanks the fans for their support. Tells he and Buttler just wanted to take it deep and they also wanted to make sure that the run rate did not shoot up. Smiles and says he definitely was not going to bowl the Super Over. Says that he is a professional cricketer and he was ready to bat and credits Archer for bowling that Super Over. Stokes then adds that the support from the fans, friends and families was unbelievable.

First up, the match referee, on-field umpires, Third umpire and Fourth umpire, walk up to take their medals.

Time now for the presentation...

Liam Plunkett is now giving an interview. He says it was a great day and tells it was an unbelievable game of cricket. Credits New Zealand for the way they played. On how it felt to bat after bowling so well, Plunkett says the idea was just to give as much strike to Stokes and even when he got caught he knew they had batters who could finish the game and take them over the line.

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