OK so I know this won’t mean much to many of you, but I for one have never witnessed such a staggeringly tense, close fought match in any sport. England and New Zealand have competed in a game of cricket that will go down in history.
At the end of normal play, both teams had scored the same. At the end of the extra ‘Super overs’, both teams had scored the same. The title was given to England because they had scored more boundaries in the match. They might as well have decided it alphabetically, or on the toss of a coin.
I get that the sponsors need someone to be the winner, but this was a tie in my mind and I hope the kiwis are proud of their team because they played exactly as well as England did.