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England's cricketers celebrate with the trophy after winning the Cricket World Cup final match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London, England, Sunday, July 14, 2019. England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time in extraordinary circumstances, beating New Zealand by a tiebreaker of boundaries scored after the match was tied after regulation play and then the first Super Over in the tournament's history. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi) — Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

In pictures: England lift the World Cup after nail-biting fight against New Zealand

The game came so close in the end, no one knew what to expect up till the last ball.
Updated Jul 15, 2019 02:51pm

England made history on Sunday when they lifted the World Cup for the first time ever. The match itself, however, may be dubbed as the best Cricket World Cup final in years to come.

The hosts, who needed a modest total of 242 for victory, ended the game on 241 all out — a tie that sent the match into a Super Over.

The six-ball shootout also ended in a tie, with both sides hitting 15 runs, but Eoin Morgan's side won by virtue of a superior boundary count in the match.

England celebrates after running out New Zealand's Martin Guptill to win the Cricket World Cup. — AP
England celebrates after running out New Zealand's Martin Guptill to win the Cricket World Cup. — AP

New Zealand's Martin Guptill is assisted by teammates and England's Chris Woakes after the game ended. — AFP
New Zealand's Martin Guptill is assisted by teammates and England's Chris Woakes after the game ended. — AFP

New Zealand's cricketers congratulate Ben Stokes after England won the Cricket World Cup. — AP
New Zealand's cricketers congratulate Ben Stokes after England won the Cricket World Cup. — AP

New Zealand's Ross Taylor with his son after the match. — Reuters
New Zealand's Ross Taylor with his son after the match. — Reuters

Jason Roy holds up a baby after winning the Cricket World Cup final match between England and New Zealand at Lord's. — AP
Jason Roy holds up a baby after winning the Cricket World Cup final match between England and New Zealand at Lord's. — AP

Eoin Morgan reacts to his team's win. — AFP
Eoin Morgan reacts to his team's win. — AFP

Kane Williamson reacts after the 2019 Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand. — AFP
Kane Williamson reacts after the 2019 Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand. — AFP

England's captain Eoin Morgan shakes hands with ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar as he lifts the World Cup trophy. — AFP
England's captain Eoin Morgan shakes hands with ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar as he lifts the World Cup trophy. — AFP

New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson stands with his players as he waits for the trophy presentation after losing the Cricket World Cup final match between England and New Zealand. — AP
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson stands with his players as he waits for the trophy presentation after losing the Cricket World Cup final match between England and New Zealand. — AP

Families of the English team celebrate them winning the world cup. — Reuters
Families of the English team celebrate them winning the world cup. — Reuters

England's captain Eoin Morgan raises the trophy after winning the Cricket World Cup final. — AP
England's captain Eoin Morgan raises the trophy after winning the Cricket World Cup final. — AP