Match Day

126dManish Verma

A surreal match that pushed the boundaries

An India fan had hopes of seeing his team lift the World Cup at Lord's. Instead he lived through the disappointment and delirium of a match for the ages

127dMark Nicholas

Look ma, no fingernails

Astonishing, unprecedented, lucky, smart, brilliant, unlucky, flattering, faltering, preposterous - the World Cup final was all that and more

128dESPNcricinfo staff

'The best white-ball game of all time!'

Scores level after 100 overs. Scores level after the Super Over. England beat New Zealand 26-17 on the number of boundaries hit in the final to become world champions. Can't believe it? That's how the sporting fraternity reacted as well

129dOsman Samiuddin at Lord's

Nice guys and world champions? It is possible

It is possible that New Zealand are not punching above their weight but that their punch perfectly matches their weight and that is why they are in this final

130dESPNcricinfo staff

No one is more frustrated than I am - Guptill

The New Zealand opener has been searching for runs, but after pulling off a miracle run-out to put his team in the final, he's ready to put his poor form behind him

130dNagraj Gollapudi at Lord's

The serenity and resilience of being New Zealand

They've now reached the final for two World Cups in a row, but Kane Williamson's men still retain an inner core of peace ahead of the biggest game of their careers

Preview

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28JM BairstowJJ Roy
2nd31JM BairstowJE Root
3rd12EJG MorganJM Bairstow
4th15EJG MorganBA Stokes
5th110JC ButtlerBA Stokes
6th7CR WoakesBA Stokes
7th17LE PlunkettBA Stokes
8th7BA StokesJC Archer
9th13AU RashidBA Stokes
10th1BA StokesMA Wood