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Recent Match Report - England vs New Zealand, World Cup, Final | ESPNcricinfo.com


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Jos Buttler
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Lockie Ferguson
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Stokes 84
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Summary

Stokes finished unbeaten on 89, though like Guptil he too could not manage a two from the final ball of England's innings to win the game in regulation time.New Zealand had gone into the final over believing that the trophy was in their grasp. Williamson, who made only 30 but captained with nerves of steel and was named man of the tournament, called the runs via Stokes' deflection "a shame" but suggested that for New Zealand, beaten finalists for the second World Cup running, it was just not meant to be.The very first delivery of England's chase gave an indication of how nerve-shredding a contest this would become. While England bowled well enough, a Powerplay score of 33 for 1 left the teams circling each other warily; New Zealand happy to have only lost Guptill, England eager to send back Williamson, too, as quickly as possible.With Henry Nicholls providing the first half-century by a New Zealand opener since the opening game, they were able to establish a foothold. As in the group match between these two, Nicholls was given out lbw on zero by a Chris Woakes delivery that was going over the stumps; this time, on the biggest stage, he had the wherewithal to use New Zealand's review.England thought they might have removed Guptill inside the first couple of overs, too, only for Erasmus to correctly adjudge that the ball from Archer had flicked the batsman's trousers rather than outside edge.

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