ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson Gives His Heartbreaking View On The Final Match Result
Although New Zealand didn’t suffer a defeat in the final of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, they have to lose the CWC trophy due to the bizarre cricket rules. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has recently given his heartbreaking view on this most talking CWC final.
On Tuesday, Williamson told Newstalk ZB, “At the end of the day nothing separated us, no one lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is.”
On last Sunday (14th July), the hosts England faced New Zealand in the final of 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Lord’s (London). In that thrilling final, New Zealand scored 241/8 (50 overs) in the first innings, and England replied with 241 runs (50 overs).
Due to the tie result, that match entered the Super Over. However, the Super Over also failed to decide the winners. England managed to score 15/0 while New Zealand also scored 15/1. Finally, England won that match and the 2019 CWC crown due to the higher number of boundaries.
Talking about that bizarre rule to decide the winners, Williamson said, “I suppose you never thought you would have to ask that question and I never thought I would have to answer it (smiling).”
He continued, “While the emotions are raw, it is pretty hard to swallow when two teams have worked really, really hard to get to this moment in time.
“When sort of two attempts to separate them with a winner and a loser it still doesn’t perhaps sort of shine with one side coming through, you know.”
Kane Williamson-led New Zealand played impressive cricket in the entire tournament
Like the no.1 ODI ranked side England, New Zealand also played brilliant cricket in this tournament. The 2015 CWC runners-up New Zealand dominated at the initial period of the round-robin stage of this tournament. Out of their first six games of this tournament, New Zealand won five matches, and the other one had no result. Though the Blackcaps suffered three consecutive defeats at the end of the round-robin stage, they just qualified for the semifinals.
In the first semi-final of this tournament, New Zealand faced the table-topper India. The Kiwis won that rain-interrupted two-day stretched game by 18 runs.
Spirited New Zealand fought in the final match of this tournament till the last ball and didn’t suffer a defeat. However, the bizarre ICC rules forced them to lose the trophy.
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