World Cup 2019: Prime Minister Theresa May hosts victorious England team at 10 Downing Street

first_img No data available! Next advertisement commentary India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 23:56 IST British Prime Minister Theresa May was also present at the Lord’s on Sunday to watch the World Cup 2019 final (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland won their maiden 50-over World Cup at the Lord’s cricket ground on SundayEngland pipped New Zealand on boundaries after the final and Super Over ended in a tieEngland had previously lost in the 1979, 1987 and 1992 World Cup finalsBritish Prime Minister Theresa May hosted the victorious England cricket team at her Downing Street office on Monday, after a “brilliant performance” that will live forever in the country’s sporting history, her spokesman said.England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating New Zealand in a thrilling final Super Over on Sunday.”Yesterday was a brilliant performance by a brilliant team. They showed flair, courage and an absolute determination to become world champions. The achievement delivered in such a thrilling style on home soil will live forever in our sporting history.”It’s also exciting to think just how many children will be inspired by this victory to pick up a bat for the first time and hopefully become the great cricketers and World Cup winners of tomorrow,” said the spokesman for May, who is a keen cricket fan.England’s World Cup winning cricketers welcomed to No 10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister for a victory reception this evening pic.twitter.com/EQN9wmTXedDan Roan (@danroan) July 15, 2019After more than nine stomach-churning hours, the first Super Over in Cricket World Cup history, and one of the most extraordinary overs ever played, England ended its agonizing 44-year wait to be world champion of the sport it invented.”The most ridiculous game of cricket to have ever been played,” was how Buttler, England’s wicketkeeper, summed up a crazy World Cup final against New Zealand on Sunday that had pretty much everything.A sporting contest for the ages finished with England winning courtesy of a tiebreaker that few inside the home of cricket had likely ever heard of, or even understood: Boundaries countback.advertisementThat was because England and New Zealand – both bidding for a first Cricket World Cup title – couldn’t be separated after the regulation 50 overs a side (each team scored 241) and then a nerve-shredding Super Over (both teams scored 15) played in early evening sunshine in northwest London.In the end, England prevailed because it hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the Super Over – compared with New Zealand’s 17.Also Read | Overjoyed for Ben but I am still a New Zealand supporter, says Stokes’s fatherAlso Read | Sharing World Cup should be considered if finalists can’t be separated: New Zealand coachAlso Read | England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Great show by both teams, says Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Theresa MayFollow England cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019 view more view less World Cup 2019: Prime Minister Theresa May hosts victorious England team at 10 Downing StreetEngland ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating New Zealand in a thrilling final Super Over on Sunday. graphs scorecardlast_img