Home / Sports / Cricket News /  Why England won the World Cup 2019 despite scores tied after Super Over

A match for the ages, a game any cricket lover or a watcher will never, ever forget, that was the final of the ICC cricket World Cup 2019.

Hosts England came out on top after scores in the fifty overs were tied. New Zealand scored 241/8 in their allotted overs and that was followed by England posting the same score, although they were all out. Henry Nicholls was the top scorer for the Kiwis with 55, while Ben Stokes played an unbeaten knock of 84 for the hosts.

To determine who will lift the trophy, for the first time in a World Cup a Super over was played and guess what scores there ended up the same as well. Fifteen after six balls to the each team.

So why is it that despite the scores being tied after Super Over it was England who won the World Cup?

It was all due to the fact that England had hit more boundaries in their allotted fifty overs when they were batting compared to England. England hit 22 boundaries and two sixes, while New Zealand had only hit 14 fours and two sixes.

It was due to these fine margins that England became the newest World Champions.

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