The 4192nd ODI witnessed was one of the greatest clashes in the history of the One Day International Game. In 11 World Cup editions, the closest victory margin was seven runs by Australia against England in 1987 at Kolkata. Now, England, with the pain of three World Cup final losses and New Zealand, the 2015 final losers, clashed against each other. It was already 6:45 AM in New Zealand. 100 overs later, a New Zealand-born cricketer playing for England almost hurt the Kiwis. Ben Stokes blasted 83 but the match ended in a tie and for the first time in World Cup history, the title would be decided on the super over. Trent Boult leaked 15 runs and New Zealand needed 16 runs. James Neesham blasted a six off Jofra Archer, who came into the England side as a man of destiny having just qualified to play for the national side. Two runs were needed off one ball. Martin Guptill, who had endured a nightmare World Cup, had a chance for glory. However, when he turned for a second, Guptill was run-out. The super over was tied. England had won the World Cup due to a bigger boundary count. Read that again: England won the World Cup because the boundary count was higher. 22 by England as compared to 16 by New Zealand.
00:06 hrs IST: That's it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage through the course of tournament as much as we did to bring this to you. So, one last time, that's it from Vedant and Siddharth.
00:03 hrs IST: RESULT: Match tied in Super over. England win World Cup due to larger boundary count.
00:00 hrs IST: 2 needed off 1 ball.
23:59 hrs IST: Two more! 3 needed off 2 balls.
23:58 hrs IST: Two runs from the third ball.
23:57 hrs IST: Jimmy Neesham smashes SIX through mid-wicket region.
23:56 hrs IST: Two runs down to long on!
23:55 hrs IST: Jofra Archer starts with a wide! Pressure looms on young lad.
23:52 hrs IST: Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham to open! Can they do it?
23:51 hrs IST: Jofra Archer to bowl the final over. Can West Indies born cricketer write England's destiny?
23:46 hrs IST: And it's a boundary! England manages 15 runs from the super over!
23:45 hrs IST: Couple of runs! Just one ball more to go.
23:44 hrs IST: One run off Ben Stokes' willow.
23:43 hrs IST: Ben Stokes smashes it through the cover region and it's FOUR!
23:42 hrs IST: Just one run through the mid-wicket region. Four legal balls remaining.
23:41hrs IST: Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes out in the middle. Trent Boult gave three from the first ball.
23:30 hrs IST: Oh my word! We have a SUPER OVER! What a game this has been! Stokes has given all what he had! If England wins, Stokes may well have a chapter in history of English cricket.
23:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Knocked him over. Jofra Archer departs for golden DUCK. After 49 overs, it's 227/8. 15 needed off the last over.
23:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Neesham keeps New Zealand hopes alive. What a final this has been! Seven wickets down! 22 needed off 9 balls.
23:14 hrs IST: Boundary off the first ball and 10 came off the over. This is turning out to be a nail-biting encounter. After 48 overs, it's 218/6.
23:10 hrs IST: The equation has come down to 34 off 18 runs. 5 came off it and an all-important wicket. After 47 overs, it's 208/6.
23:06 hrs IST: WICKET! Lockie bowled a short of a length delivery and Chris Woakes tried to pull it but eventually gets a top edge. Departs for 2.
23:04 hrs IST: 200-up for England. Going forward, Ben Stokes is the key. New Zealand need a wicket here. After 46 overs, it's 203/5.
22:55 hrs IST: WICKET! Lockie bowled a slower one and Buttler just couldn't time it. Is there a twist in this game? Departs for 59. After 45 overs, it's 196/5.
22:53 hrs IST: FIFTY! The duo get to 20th ODI fifty for Joss Buttler and Ben Stokes. Six runs from the over. After 44 overs, it's 189/4.
22:46 hrs IST: Six runs from the over. After 43 overs, it's 183/4. England starts to believe!
22:43 hrs IST: Ben Stokes and Joss Buttler are making it look easy now. The partnership between two has notched upto 91 runs. After 42 overs, it's 177/4.
22:40 hrs IST: Three runs from the over. After 41 overs, it's 173/4.
22:35 hrs IST: So the equation has come down to 72 off 60 balls. This looks cake walk, unless blackcaps produce an unimaginable performance. After 40 overs, it's 170/4.
22:30 hrs IST: A boundary is coming off every over. New Zealand is desperately in need of a wicket here. They need to break this partnership if they are fancying their chances in the final. After 39 overs, it's 162/4.
22:25 hrs IST: Seven runs from the over. After 38 overs, it's 156/4. 86 needed off 72 balls now!
22:20 hrs IST: Some delightful shots from Jos Buttler is keeping England ahead in the 2019 World Cup Final. After 37 overs, it's 149/4.
22:16 hrs IST: All happening at the Lord's. Appeal. Not Out. Runs. And Couple of runs. After 36 overs, it's 143/4.
22:13 hrs IST: Four runs from the over. After 35 overs, it's 141/4.
22:07 hrs IST: Time for DRINKS - The Last drinks break for World Cup 2019!
22:06 hrs IST: The England players have found rhythm and have been able to control things in chase. After 34 overs, it's 137/4.
22:01 hrs IST: Three runs from the over. Santner has been able control things, however, Jos Buttler is the key for England. After 33 overs, it's 129/4.
21:58 hrs IST: A good over for England. Boundary and three runs from the over. After 32 overs, it's 126/4.
21:55 hrs IST: After 30 overs, Kane Williamson introduces a spinner into the attack. Four came off the over. After 31 overs, it's 119/4.
21:50 hrs IST: Trent Boult came to bowl his second spell and gave just 4 runs away. After 30 overs, it's 115/4.
21:46 hrs IST: What a spell this has been from Colin de Grandhomme. He has not only been able to pick all-important of Joe Root but hasn't given anything easy to English batsmen. He finished his spell of 10 overs - giving mere 25 runs. After 29 overs, it's 111/4.
21:42 hrs IST: Stokes crunches a drive straight down the ground for a boundary to release the shackles. England are 106/4 after 28 overs.
21:37 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Colin de Grandhomme continues to impress. England are 98/4 after 27 overs.
21:34 hr IST: Neesham almost gets Stokes dragging it back onto the stumps. England are 98/4 after 26 overs.
21:30 hrs IST: Steady over from Colin de Grandhomme and England are 93/4 after 25 overs.
21:26 hrs IST: Neesham cuts Stokes in half and he survives. England are 89/4 after 24 overs.
21:22 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant catch from Ferguson. Short and wide ball from Neesham outside off, Morgan reaches out and goes for the cut, he immediately shouts NO as he top-edges it, Ferguson runs forward and takes the catch just inches off the turf. England are 86/4 after 23.1 overs.
21:19 hrs IST: Ben Stokes creams a pull to the deep midwicket fence and England are 86/3 after 23 overs.
21:15 hrs IST: Ferguson overdoes the bouncer and it goes for five wides. England are 82/3 after 22 overs
21:10 hrs IST: Another tight over from Colin de Grandhomme. England are 75/3 after 21 overs
21:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Ferguson. Short ball and it climbs up on off stump, Bairstow has been lucky with the inside edges but this time he edges it back onto the stumps. England are 71/3 after 19.3 overs.
21:01 hrs IST: Less than 4 runs an over but since England is chasing a below par total, they are still ahead in the game. A wicket here, and New Zealand will be in this game. After 19 overs, 66/2.
20:59 hrs IST: Three came off the over and Eoin Morgan is looking positive. After 18 overs, it's 64/2.
20:55 hrs IST: A wicket and one run from the over. After 17 overs, it's 60/2.
20:53 hrs IST: Time for DRINKS!
20:51 hrs IST: WICKET! Superb captaincy by Kane Williamson. He sticked with Colin de Grandhomme and he produced all-important result to send Joe Root. Another loose stroke from Joe Root. The last two balls he faced, the shots he played, it was very uncharacteristic from him. De Grandhomme bowls this full and wide outside off. It is the sucker ball. Root is sucked into the stroke. He goes after it away from the body. The ball takes the outside edge and goes into the mitts of Latham. Departs for 7.
20:47 hrs IST: 16 overs are done and dusted. England has been able to make a comeback in this high octane clash. After 16 overs, it's 59/1.
20:43 hrs IST: New Zealand in need of a wicket here. They have been able to build pressure on the duo but havent't been able to capitalize it with wicket. After 15 overs, it's 56/1.
20:38 hrs IST: 50-up for England - It was an inside edge, which went between short fine leg and wicket keeper for four runs. Nine came from it. After 14 overs, it's 51/1.
20:36 hrs IST: New Zealand team are being able to save runs in the field. Just three runs from Colin's over and England are 42/1 after 13 overs.
20:32 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! The pressure seems to looming on Englishmen. Hat-trick of maidens. After 12 overs, it's 39/1.
20:28 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Back to back maiden overs. After 11 overs, it's 39/1.
20:26 hrs IST: The first 10 overs are slightly titled in favour of New Zealand. They came with a set plan and have been able to execute it perfectly. However, with Root and Bairstow out in the middle, England will fancy their chances to chase below-par score. After 10 overs, it's 39/1.
20:22 hrs IST: A boundary seems to coming in every Boult's over. He is trying too much at the moment. 5 runs from it. After 9 overs, it's 39/1.
20:20 hrs IST: Bairstow and Root are trying to build some sort of partnership in the middle. Just one run off the over and both are seeing the ball closely. After 8 overs, it's 34/1.
20:15 hrs IST: A delightful boundary from Boult's fourth over and England see themselves at 33/1 after 7 overs!
20:10 hrs IST: Four runs and a wicket from the over. Just what blackcaps were looking for! After 6 overs, it's 28/1.
20:08 hrs IST: WICKET! As I said, there was a lateral movement of the wicket and Matt Henry got better of in-form Jason Roy. Henry bowled a good length delivery and Roy tried to punch it through the cover region but gets a slight nip and through to the keeper. Departs for 17.
20:04 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries through the cover region from Jonny Bairstow's willow. He is getting into mood. After 5 overs, it's 24/0.
20:01 hrs IST: Some lateral movement experienced in the fourth over but English openers haven't lost their concentration. Kiwis desperately in need of a wicket here. After 4 overs, it's 16/0.
19:55 hrs IST: Trent Boult is looking exceptional at Lord's. However, he has been a bit unlucky in the initial overs. Deserved to have two in wicket tally but has zero. After 3 overs, it's 12/0.
19:51 hrs IST: Roy presents the full face of the bat and drills it down the ground for a boundary off Matt Henry and England are 5/0 after two overs.
19:49 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW but not given. Boult gets this delivery to swing back in and Roy gets hit on the front pad, the verdict was umpire's call on hitting the wickets. Since the original decision was not out, it stayed not. England are 1/0 after the first over.
19:15 hrs IST: Superb over from Archer and New Zealand finish on 241/8 after 50 overs. This total was enough against India in Manchester in the semi-final. Will this be enough against a powerful England side at Lord's? We shall find out. England need 242 to be crowned World champions.
19:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Pacy full toss on off stump, Henry makes room and misses it and the off stump is pegged back. New Zealand are 240/8 after 49.3 overs.
19:08 hrs IST: Matt Henry slams a boundary off Woakes and New Zealand are 238/7 after 49 overs.
19:03 hrs IST: WICKET! After a horror slow bouncer that goes past the keeper for five wides, Latham bunts a slow, low dipping full toss to mid off and falls for 47. New Zealand are 232/7 after 48.3 overs
18:59 hrs IST: Another fantastic over from Jofra Archer. New Zealand are 225/6 after 48 overs.
18:54 hrs IST: WICKET! The leg-cutter from Woakes and de Grandhomme is totally flummoxed by the change of pace, the batsman gets a leading edge and the catch is taken at mid on by James Vince. New Zealand are 220/6 after 47 overs.
18:50 hrs IST: Superb over from Archer and New Zealand are 214/5 after 46 overs.
18:45 hrs IST: Latham blasts a six off Wood and New Zealand are 211/5 after 45 overs. These last five overs are key if New Zealand have to reach a score in excess of 260.
18:40 hrs IST: New Zealand has crossed 200 but they are struggling to find the boundary. After 44 overs, New Zealand are 204/5.
18:35 hrs IST: Mark Wood bowls the bouncer a bit too high and he gets a boundary. New Zealand are 196/5 after 43 overs.
18:31 hrs IST: Another tight over from Jofra Archer and New Zealand are 186/5 after 42 overs.
18:25 hrs IST: The death overs are here. New Zealand need to capitalise with Colin de Grandhomme on strike. After 41 overs, New Zealand are 181/5.
18:20 hrs IST: Colin de Grandhomme gets going with a couple of braces and New Zealand are 179/5 ater 40 overs.
18:16 hrs IST: WICKET! Plunkett's sensational match continues. Full ball and once again bowled with a scrambled seam, Neesham mistimes the lofted shot and holes out to mid on. Terrible way to end as he was looking in good touch. New Zealand are 173/5 after 39 overs.
18:10 hrs IST: Neesham crunches a four to long leg and Tom Latham also drives to sweeper cover as New Zealand make a move on. After 38 overs, New Zealand are 165/4.
18:02 hrs IST: Another tight over from Wood and New Zealand are 153/4 after 36 overs.
17:58 hrs IST: After 15 overs, New Zealand finally hit a boundary and it is thanks to James Neesham. He flicks Stokes to deep midwicket and thumps a pull shot to widish long on. New Zealand are 152/4 after 35 overs.
17:52 hrs IST: Replays in and the ball was going over the stumps. It was so crucial for Guptill to not waste the review. But, you create your own luck. Wood bowls a MAIDEN OVER and New Zealand are 141/4 after 34 overs.
17:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Mark Wood strikes on his comeback. Good length ball and it nips back in sharply, Taylor plays all around the delivery and it traps him in front. No reviews left and New Zealand are 141/4 after 33.1 overs.
17:47 hrs IST: Latham and Taylor are making cautious progress. After 33 overs, New Zealand are 141/3.
17:43 hrs IST: Only four runs in the eighth over bowled by Adil Rashid. After 32 overs, New Zealand are 134/3.
17:36 hrs IST: Ben Stokes, born in New Zealand, is into the attack and after 31 overs, New Zealand are 130/3.
17:32 hrs IST: Adil Rashid is bowling well and after 30 overs, New Zealand are 126/3.
17:29 hrs IST: Plunkett is bowling brilliantly as Tom Latham just survives. After 29 overs, New Zealand are 123/3.
17:25 hrs IST: New Zealand will have to find a way to recover. After 28 overs, New Zealand are 122/3.
17:19 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant stuff from Plunkett. Full ball angled across with a scrambled seam outside off and Nicholls plays away from the body, gets an inside edge that clatters into the leg bail. Nicholls falls for 55 and New Zealand are 118/3 after 26.5 overs.
17:12 hrs IST: Henry Nicholls slams his ninth fifty. Coming in a final, this is a vital contribution. New Zealand are 110/2 after 25.1 overs.
17:09 hrs IST: Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls are the key now and New Zealand are 108/2 after 24 overs.
17:04 hrs IST: Brilliant over from Plunkett and New Zealand are 103/2 after 23 overs.
17:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Eoin Morgan immediately asked for the review. This is a massive wicket. Full ball bowled with a scrambled seam outside off, Williamson has a feel for it and there is a faint edge. RTS shows a spike and Williamson falls for 30. New Zealand are 103/2 after 22.4 overs.
16:57 hrs IST: Nicholls is nearing a fifty while Williamson is looking in great touch. New Zealand are 102/1 after 22 overs.
16:53 hrs IST: England are putting in some superb fielding with Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid fielding brilliantly. New Zealand are 98/1 after 21 overs.
16:48 hrs IST: Williamson signals his intent by lofting Adil Rashid over wide long on for a boundary. New Zealand are 91/1 after 20 overs.
16:45 hrs IST: Nicholls steers a short ball from Wood to the third man fence and the fifty-run stand is up. New Zealand are 84/1 after 19 overs.
16:40 hrs IST: The partnershp between Nicholls and Williamson is nearing fifty. After 18 overs, New Zealand are 77/1.
16:34 hrs IST: Nicholls blasts a four off Plunkett to deep backward square leg and he continues his good form. After 16 overs, New Zealand are 68/1.
16:27 hrs IST: Williamson glances Mark Wood to the fine leg fence as New Zealand continue their revival. After the drinks break, New Zealand are 63/1 after 15 overs.
16:20 hrs IST: Plunkett is struggling with his line and length while Woakes has figures of 7-0-19-1. New Zealand are 55/1 after 14 overs.
16:12 hrs IST: Liam Plunkett is into the attack but he struggles with his line and length. New Zealand 46/1 after 12 overs
16:06 hrs IST: Henry Nicholls breaks the shackles with a superb cover drive to the deep extra cover fence. Woakes is still getting some swing but New Zealand have reached 40/1 after 11 overs.
16:00 hrs IST: WORLD RECORD ALERT! Kane Williamson finally gets off the mark and he becomes the leading run-getter in one edition as skipper, going past Mahela Jayawardene's mark of 548 runs set in 2007 World Cup. After 10 overs, New Zealand are 33/1
15:57 hrs IST: New Zealand are finding it difficult to make progress. After nine overs, New Zealand are 31/1.
15:53 hrs IST: England are tightening the screws here. After eight overs, New Zealand are 30/1.
15:49 hrs IST: Superb over from Woakes. Brilliant line and length and he is getting some swing and bounce off the deck. Remember, he is bowling from the end where the slope is prominent. After seven overs, New Zealand are 29/1.
15:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Woakes finally breaks through and it is a peach of a delivery. Full ball and it nips back in, Guptill plays inside the line and the ball hits the back leg. At the last minute, he decides to review but the ball is pitching in line and is hitting middle stump. Guptill's sorry World Cup ends. Out for 19. New Zealand are 29/1 after 6.2 overs.
15:41 hrs IST: Jofra Archer bounces back after a tough over. After six overs, New Zealand are 28/0.
15:37 hrs IST: Woakes keeps it full and in the right channels as Nicholls and Guptill survive yet another over. After five overs, New Zealand are 24/0.
15:33 hrs IST: SIX, FOUR! Brilliant from Guptill. Is this going to be his day? Short ball from Archer and he upper-cuts it over third man for a six and then blasts a full ball past Archer for a boundary to long off. After four overs, New Zealand are 22/0.
15:27 hrs IST: Appeal for an LBW against Henry Nicholls and umpire Kumar Dharmasena raises the finger. Full ball and it nips back in down the slope on middle, Nicholls plays inside the line and gets hit on the back pad, New Zealand review but the ball is missing the stumps. After three overs, New Zealand are 10/0.
15:24 hrs IST: There is an appeal for a catch from Jofra Archer off Martin Guptill but umpire Marais Erasmus is unmoved. England do not even review. There was no bat involved and it hit him high on the thigh pad. After two overs, New Zealand are 8/0.
15:19 hrs IST: The first over of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final is done. Martin Guptill chases a very wide delivery but misses it but gets going with a boundary past backward point. After the first over, New Zealand are 5/0.
15:14 hrs IST: Can England become the third team to chase a total and win the World Cup? Or Will New Zealand continue the dominant trend in the final which was broken in 2011?
15:12 hrs IST: The national anthems are done. It is finally time. The final is about to commence. Hang on, folks. This will be a tense first hour.
15:05 hrs IST: In 2015, #BacktheBlackcaps was the major trend in the final against Australia. In 2019, at Lord's, this is once again the top trend. Here is a video message from the All Blacks for the Blackcaps.
15:01 hrs IST: Ahead of the final, here is how the All Blacks are cheering the BLACKCAPS in their quest for World Cup glory. The weight of the nation is on both Eoin Morgan and Kane Williamson as they aim to secure glory.
🏏 Ahead of the @cricketworldcup final, the All Blacks have staged their own final to help recover from the long flight to Buenos Aires. Do you spot much cricketing talent among the team?#CWC19 #BACKTHEBLACKCAPS pic.twitter.com/x2KB9pb4qC— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 14, 2019
14:57 hrs IST: Both teams have major sources of inspiration in order to win their first cricket title. New Zealand, in particular, need not go any further than the all-conquering All Blacks Rugby team, who have dominated the sport unlike any. For England, they can draw inspiration from their women's cricket team when they won the 2017 World Cup by defeating India at Lord's.
14:51 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the sides in this final
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Tom Latham(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
14:49 hrs IST: England are also fielding an unchanged side. Eoin Morgan said the transformation has been brilliant of the team ever since they were dumped out in the first round in Adelaide after losing to Bangladesh.
14:47 hrs IST: New Zealand opt to bat against England in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. They are unchanged with Kane Williamson saying that it is a bat first wicket. He says inexperience is the major factor which resulted in their 2015 final loss.
14:27 hrs IST: The pitch is green at Lord's. It had rained in the morning but now the sun is out. The toss has been delayed and it will take place at 14:45 hrs IST. Match to start at 15:15 hrs IST
14:23 hrs IST: In all matches played at Lord's in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, teams that have batted first have won the match. In World Cup finals though from 1975, West Indies won both their titles batting first and so did India in 1983. Australia was the only nation that bucked the trend in 1999 when they chased successfully against Pakistan.
14:20 hrs IST: For all of you asking what the weather is like at Lord's, it is sunny at the moment. For once, let us hope rain does not play spoilsport.
14:17 hrs IST: For England, the 2019 Lord's final gives them a chance to exorcise the ghosts of 1979, 1987, 1992, 2013 Champions Trophy and 2016 World T20 final losses. For New Zealand, the pain of their losses in the 2009 Champions Trophy and 2015 World Cup final can all be erased in one instance.
14:11 hrs IST: Nice guys finish last! Well, Kane Williamson will be hoping to prove this adage wrong and ensure New Zealand finish at the summit.
14:05 hrs IST: 1975 - West Indies. 1979 - West Indies. 1983 - India. 1999 - Australia. In all these World Cups, we saw the teams create glory at Lord's. 1975 and 1983 saw new teams emerge champions which changed their cricketing landscape. Which among England and New Zealand will lift the trophy and ensure cricket remains the flavour of the nation for the next couple of years?
14:02 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. After 47 league games, countless rain interruptions, plenty of drama and emotion, we have now come down to the last two teams. In 2019, there will be a new world champion. Will it be England, will it be New Zealand? We are all set to find out in the next eight hours as the World Cup draws to a close.