New Zealand's dreams of a first World Cup win have been left in a fiery mess in Lord's hallowed ground after the most notable final in tournament history. The Black Caps suffered a defeat in the count of limits after the results tied in the contest of more than 50 and the super on. There were almost half failures and chances on both sides, but for New Zealand, these moments (and one in particular) proved to be the difference between the glory of the World Cup and unbearable anguish.
New Zealand 29-1 (6.2 overs):
Chris Woakes hits Martin Guptill on the back pad with a good delivery, cutting the seam. After a long discussion with his batting partner Henry Nicholls, Guptill decides to review the decision of & # 39; out & # 39 ;, but DRS shows that the ball hits the middle stump halfway. New Zealand loses its review, a call that would return to haunt them 25 later.
New Zealand 118-3 (26.5 overs):
The Black Caps slide from 103-1 to 118-3 when Liam Plunkett hits twice in four shots. The sailor of England sends the ball to crash against the stumps of the inner edge of Henry Nicholls after having previously found the outer edge of Kane Williamson. That brings two new hitters to the fold, robbing the Kiwis of a valuable boost.
New Zealand 141-4 (33.1 overs):
Ross Taylor shuffles while trying to work a delivery of Mark Wood through a medium window. He fails and is hit above the knee. He looks tall, but referee Marais Erasmus raises his finger and Taylor can not do anything, since Guptill ran out of the Black Caps in the seventh.
England 0-0 (0.1 overs):
Erasmus is in it again, this time gives Jason Roy not the first installment of the chase, a beautiful swinger of Trent Boult, who catches the opener in front. The review of the Black Caps – was launched in the center and will hit the stump of the leg – but not enough to see the decision of the referee annulled. The visitors do not lose their opinion, but a first-ball window would have been the worst possible start for the English.
England 39-1 (10.6 overs):
After a difficult time with the bat against the English fast bowlers, Colin de Grandhomme puts the easiest catches of his own bowling. Dangerman Jonny Bairstow returns a direct blow to the great kiwi that, somehow, can not resist.
England 125-4 (31.3 overs):
Jos Buttler carves one of Boult at the top and flies backwards. A Guptill diver simply can not reach him and the ball runs towards the limit for four, which leads to the crucial badociation of the fifth field to 40 runs.
England 226-7 (48.4 overs):
Jimmy Neesham to Ben Stokes, who swings a long and long way where Boult waits and catches … but steps on the boundary rope before returning it to Guptill. The referee does not hesitate to signal the maximum, and England is back in it.
England 239-8 (49.4 over):
The most outstanding moment. Boult takes a low and full shot, and Stokes swings it to the deep half of the net. Guptill pounces on the ball and shoots it at the goalkeeper. Stokes is struggling to make his way and dive into diving. The ball hits his bat and bounces to the limit for four. Stokes apologizes immediately (although he did nothing wrong), but what may have been an exhaustion ended up costing New Zealand six races and prepares the game for a super dramatic super.