Williamson hails NZ after World Cup stunner

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Wasim Akram will support England in the ICC World Cup 2019 final against New Zealand

Morgan lost an important toss, but Plunkett and Chris Woakes led England's controlled bowling display to restrict New Zealand to 241 for eight on a two-paced wicket.

Our sports reporter Jordan Jarrett-Bryan is at Lords. But he went on to make 77 and share a World Cup record seventh-wicket partnership of 116 with veteran wicketkeeper MS Dhoni, who made 50 in support.

England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time in extraordinary circumstances, beating New Zealand by a tiebreaker of boundaries scored after the final was tied after regulation play and again following the first Super Over in the tournament's 44-year history.

"Lucky enough to get a direct hit from out there" - New Zealand's @Martyguptill on his ⚡ ️throw to dismiss MS Dhoni in the #CWC19 semi-final against India.

New Zealand had a chance to remove him with 22 needed off nine, when he hit Neesham to Trent Boult at the deep mid-on boundary.

Gradually, they were dragged back into contention by Stokes and Buttler through patience, calmness and a little fortune. The final match will be played between New Zealand and hosts England. They will not realise what they achieved at Lord's in the most unbelievable cricket match I have ever seen.

"I haven't allowed myself to think about lifting the trophy", said Morgan.

Moments before, England fans watched on in dismay as the tied match turned into a tied Super Over, awaiting the announcement of the technicality. It has probably been the best day for cricket in this country.

This meant that England picked up just one wicket in the first 15 overs and New Zealand reached 63/1.

Martin Guptill's horror tournament continued when he was well caught at second slip by India captain Virat Kohli off Bumrah for a single, and New Zealand's 10-over score was 27 for one - the lowest powerplay score in this World Cup.

England bowler Jofra Archer: "I was pretty sure I was going to bowl it [the super over], my heart is still racing!" The team's 12th man (first reserve), Moeen Ali, is a bushy-bearded Muslim from Birmingham with family origins in Pakistan (who, I should note, was banned by the cricketing authorities five years ago from wearing "Free Palestine" and "Save Gaza" wristbands).

"Howzat!" as cricketers say in moments of triumph.

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