England win first World Cup, will be remembered for ages. England’s first success in major sports championships came in 1966 when they defeated West Germany 42 in the final to clinch their maiden and only Football World Cup.
England became world rugby champions after a 20-17 win over hosts Australia in the 2003 finals. Not only was it their first Rugby World Cup victory, but it was the country’s first World Cup since winning the 1966 FIFA (football) World Cup.
A tied 50-over total led the match into a super over finish but as luck would have it, the scored were tied in the super over also.
Chasing 16 in the Super Over, New Zealand managed 15 but England won because they scored more boundaries in the match and in the Super Over. England’s superior boundary count 22 fours and two sixesto New Zealand’s 16 became the decisive moment in the World Cup final which was inarguably the most gripping in the tournament’s history.
Ben Stokes’s sheer brilliance with the willow earned him a place in the history of England Cricket as one of the greatest all-rounders of the country. Stokes smashed an unbeaten 84 to steer England’s chase of 242 against the Black Caps.
Also, England now are the World Champions in both Men’s and Women’s 50-over cricket. Heather Knight had led the women’s team to a historic title win on the same ground almost exactly two years ago.