ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Final): New Zealand vs England – Statistical Highlights
On Sunday (14th July), England secured their maiden Cricket World Cup trophy after beating New Zealand in the thrilling final of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s (London).
After winning the toss, New Zealand scored 241/8 (50 overs) in the first innings. In reply, England were bundled out on 241 runs (50 overs) as it had a tie result.
In the Super Over, England scored 15/0, and New Zealand scored 15/1, but England finally won that match due to their higher number of boundaries.
Brief Scores: New Zealand – 241/8 in 50 overs (Henry Nicholls 55, Tom Latham 47; Chris Woakes 3/37)
England – 241 in 50 overs (Ben Stokes 84*, Jos Buttler 59; James Neesham 3/43)
Result – England won the one-over eliminator
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
England vs New Zealand
i) After the tie result, this match entered the super-over where England snatched the victory in no. of boundaries.
- It was the first Super Over in ODI history.
- It was the third tied game in the ODI history between England and New Zealand.
- Also, it was the fifth tied match in CWC history. However, it was the second tied-game in CWC knockout history and first tied-game in the history of CWC final.
i) England won the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
- It is the first Cricket World Cup trophy for England. Previously they had played 1979, 1987 and 1992 CWC finals but failed to win those finals.
- It is the second ICC trophy victory for England. Their first ICC trophy was the 2010 ICC World T20 victory.
i) New Zealand suffered defeats in two consecutive CWC finals (2015 and 2019).
- It was the third time when a team faced defeats in two consecutive CWC finals. Earlier, England (1987 and 1992) and Sri Lanka (2007 and 2011) experienced this once each.
i) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 578 runs in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
- It is the most runs for a captain in a single CWC edition. The previous record was 548 runs by the Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene in 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup.
i) New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has scored 1,002 runs in Cricket World Cup career.
- Ross Taylor is the second New Zealand batsman to score 1,000+ runs in CWC career. The first New Zealand batsman to achieve this feat was Stephen Fleming who scored 1,075 runs in CWC career.
i) At the age of 34 years and 99 days, England pacer Liam Plunkett had the bowling figures of 10-0-42-3.
- Liam Plunkett is the oldest bowler in CWC final history to take at least three wickets. The previous record holder was Derek Pringle (England) who delivered the bowling figures of 10-2-22-3 at the age of 33 years and 189 days (against Pakistan at Melbourne on 25th March 1992).
i) England batsman Jonny Bairstow scored 532 runs in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
- Jonny Bairstow is the second England batsman to score 500+ runs in a CWC edition. Joe Root was the first English cricketer to achieve this feat as he scored 556 runs in the 2019 CWC.
i) New Zealand right-arm pacer Lockie Ferguson took 21 wickets in 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
- It is the second most wickets for a New Zealand bowler in a single CWC edition. The record is 22 wickets by the left-arm pacer Trent Boult in 2015 CWC.
i) England cricketer Ben Stokes remained not out on 84 runs.
- It is the highest individual score for England in a CWC final. The previous record was 64 runs by Mike Brearley against West Indies at Lord’s on 23rd June 1979.
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