England invented cricket in the 16th century, they hosted the world cup 5 times, in 1974,1975, 1983, 1992 and 1999. This was the sixth time when they were hosting a cricket world cup. They reached finals many times but never won a world cup. England hosted the tournament for the sixth time, they played this tournament in the format of Robin Round. Every team has to play one another and the top 4 will qualify for the semi-final, where first will forth and second will play third. India and England were favorites for the tournament, and they played like a favorite. India only lost their match to England during the group stage while England lost to Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Australia.
Our semifinalists were India, Australia, England, and New Zealand. The first semi-final played between India and New Zealand. Newzealand score 239 runs in 50 overs. For New Zealand, Taylor and captain Williamson scored runs. While chasing low scoring target India lost four wickets at a score of 24. India’s lower middle order added some runs but failed to chase the target and India lost by 18 runs. In 2nd semifinal, defending champion Australia score strong English batting line easily chased 223 runs in the first innings, up. New Zealand versus England final was one of the most dramatic finals we ever witnessed. It was everything.
New Zealand scores 241 while batting first while chasing England scored the same total as New Zealand. In last over, England needed 15 runs to win the match. They dotted first two balls, one third ball stokes hit a six, now 9 runs from three deliveries. This was one of the most controversial moments, strokes played the shot and added two runs for the team but when fielder throw the ball, it struck Ben stokes bat while he dived and the ball goes for the boundary, and umpire added 6 runs.
Now three runs from 2 balls, 1 run, and Adil wicket. Now two runs in 1 ball and in last ball match tied and run and mark wood runout. The match was now in super over England was batting first and they added 15 in super over and unpredictably New Zealand scored 15 runs in super over and match tied again. And England won the match because of boundary counter rule, England scored more boundary than New Zealand.