This was the first time in the history of Cricket that both teams (New Zealand and England) made equal runs in 50 overs each and then once again made equal runs in the super over given to them to decide the winner. Now, the ICC made rules came into play and gifted the Cup to the host- England.
The devastated but composed captain of New Zealand Kane Williamson said his team showed great heart to reach their second consecutive World Cup final, adding the players were shattered after coming so close to winning their maiden crown.
After winning the toss, New Zealand elected to bat and put up 241/8 in 50 overs. Chasing the target, England rode on Ben Stokes' unbeaten 84 off 98 balls with Jos Buttler also scoring 59. The pair added 110 runs for the fifth wicket to tie the game at 241 all out and take it to a Super Over. In the Super Over, Stokes and Buttler helped England post 15 runs, which New Zealand matched but in gut-wrenching fashion lost the final and the title as England had scored more boundaries in the duration of the match.
The New Zealand said: "It certainly wasn't one extra run. There were so many moments that could've gone either way, but congratulations to England - they've had an incredible campaign and they deserve it. The guys are shattered at the moment - it is devastating. It's pretty tough to swallow at this stage; but a fantastic effort from our guys!"