Pace bowler Trent Boult was among six Black Caps players making a low-key homecoming at Auckland airport.
"I'm sure when they were writing the rules they never expected a World Cup final to happen like that,” says Gary Stead.
‘Adil Rashid said Allah was definitely with us’.
“I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who competed so admirably."
The all-rounder was voted man-of-the-match after hitting an unbeaten 84 in a thrilling England run chase.
England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden World Cup by beating New Zealand on boundaries after a tied Super Over.
“This would be the right time for Rohit to take over the mantle of the captaincy in the 50-over format," says BCCI.
England won on their superior boundary count even though scores were tied in regular play and the Super Over shootout.
“It’s been unfortunate to see this happen to you,” says Kohli.
Outcome of the final was decided by boundary count after a tie in the Super Over.
England in their fourth final are the overwhelming favourites with potential match-winners everywhere.
England, like New Zealand, have never won the World Cup.
The 24-year-old Barbados-born fast bowler, whose father is English, made his international debut in May.
Pakistani lawmakers fare better than their counterparts from 6 countries to win the first Inter-Parliamentary World Cup.
Strauss was the man behind the suggestion to place more emphasis on white-ball cricket.
Roy requested a review but England had already squandered their lone review of the innings.
South Africa endured a miserable tournament, exiting with only three wins from their nine league-round matches.
“We've just got to concentrate on how we have gone about our cricket the past four years and what got us to this point."
“Australia's campaign fell apart from the moment Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell were hurt in a torrid net session."
Jason Roy (85) and Player of the Match Chris Woakes (3-20) star as the hosts meet 224-run target with 107 balls left.
“We expected the new ball to seam a little but they bowled a great length, hitting the stumps a lot.”
“It was a great start from the bowlers, we knew it would get tougher for us as the innings went on."
For England to advance, Australia must do something they have never done before in last 7 World Cup semi-finals — lose.
“All the decisions will be taken while keeping in view Pakistan team’s activities during the next four years."
This is the second time the Black Caps have reached the World Cup final.
“We are sad but not devastated. The kind of cricket we played in this tournament, we know where we stood as a team.”
Four years of planning will be put on the line for England when they face Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday.
New Zealand were 211-5 after 46 overs when the match was paused; innings to resume at 10:30am (2:30pm PST) on Wednesday.
"I wanted to contribute more, but that's life. Humans learn from their mistakes and so will I," says opener.