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NZ241/8,15/1(1.0ov)ENG241,15/0(1.0ov)

New Zealand tied with England (England win Super Over by boundaries)
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Ben Stokes
PLAYER OF THE SERIES
Kane Williamson

49.6Boult to Stokes

1W
OUT! He has not! WE HEAD INTO THE SUPER OVER! What an end to the game. A full toss on middle, this is hit down to long on. The batters take one, they go for the second. It is thrown to the bowler who collects it and whips the bails off. The umpire goes upstairs to check and replays show that Wood is way short.

49.5Boult to Stokes

1W
OUT! RUN OUT! Just the single! 2 needed on the last ball. Full and outside off, Stokes hammers it down to long off and the batters take one. They go for the second. Santner throws it to the bowler who collects it and whips the bails off.

49.4Boult to Stokes

6
FOUR OVERTHROWS! BUT SIX RUNS IN TOTAL! This is very fortunate for England. Very fortunate. And what a time for luck to turn their side. This is a full toss on middle, Stokes mistimes it towards deep mid-wicket. They take one and go for the second. Guptill throws it towards the keeper. Stokes dives in the attempt to make it in. The ball hits hi bat and goes away from the fielder backing up and towards the third man fence. 3 needed in 2. This is nail-biting stuff.

49.3Boult to Stokes

6
SIX! He does hit it! This is an outrageous shot. A slog sweep to the pacer and it goes all the way. Boult misses the length and bowls it full outside off. Stokes drags it over the mid-wicket fence.

49.2Boult to Stokes

0
Make that 15 in 4. A slower one around off, Stokes hits it to covers. Need a boundary on the next ball. They just need one on this ball.

49.1Boult to Stokes

0
Excellent stuff! Nothing you can do with that. A yorker on off, Stokes jams it out towards cover. He thinks of a run but then sends him back. 15 in 5.

48.6Neesham to Archer

W
OUT! KABOOM! A first-baller for Archer. He keeps it simple, it is on the stumps. Archer swings across the line. He misses, the ball hits the pads and the ball deflects onto the stumps. 15 needed in the last 6 balls. It is going to be Boult against Stokes who will try and face all six balls. Who will keep his nerve?

48.5Neesham to Stokes

1
Just the single this time! Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

48.4Neesham to Stokes

6
Boult has touched the ropes! SIX! This could probably be the game changing moment. Boult was very casual there, very casual. A slower one outside off, Stokes drags it towards wide long on. Boult there takes it inside the ropes, the momentum though takes him aback. He ends up touching the ropes and then throws it back towards Guptill. Too late by then as Martin signals it is a six.

48.3Neesham to Plunkett

W
OUT! Plunkett holes out! It is not just a wicket but a dot. Another delivery used up. It is now 22 from 9. A slower one on off, Plunkett looks to go downtown but fails to get the timing right. Boult at long off makes no mistake. However, the important thing is the batters have crossed. Stokes will be on strike.

48.2Neesham to Stokes

1
Just the single again! A low full toss on the pads, Stokes can't do a lot with that. He whips it to deep square leg and takes one. He once again falls down on the ground.

48.1Neesham to Plunkett

1
Gets Stokes on strike on the first ball itself! A slower one on middle, Plunkett drags it towards deep square leg for one.

47.6Boult to Plunkett

1
A single to end! Plunkett will be on strike in the next over. A yorker on middle, Liam jams it out to long on. Stokes runs the first one hard. Santner though gets to the ball quickly and they have to settle for one.

47.5Boult to Plunkett

2
Close! Two runs! A low full toss on middle, Plunkett hits it down to long on. They take one and go for the second. Santner fires it to the bowler who looks to deflect it on the stumps but can't.

47.4Boult to Plunkett

0
A dot now! Shorter and outside off, Liam looks to pull but is beaten by pace. He was maybe expecting a slower one as Taylor did indicate Boult to bowl that. He did not though.

47.3Boult to Plunkett

2
A couple now! This is full and on middle, Plunkett hits it through wide mid on. Santner from long on runs to his right, slides and saves two.

47.2Boult to Stokes

1
Just a single now! A low full toss on the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one. Matt Henry did brilliantly. He got to the ball quickly and kept it down to one.

47.1Boult to Stokes

4
FOUR! What a shot! He has pierced the gap brilliantly! Perfect start to the over. Boult misses his length by just, it ends up being in the slot. Stokes whips it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary.

46.6Ferguson to Plunkett

0
A dot to end a brilliant over from Ferguson! Just the 5 runs and a wicket from it. A slower bumper, Ferguson looks to pull but misses. His figures today are 10-0-50-3. England need 34 in 18.

46.5Ferguson to Plunkett

4
FOUR! This is handy, very handy from Plunkett! Anything from his bat, is just gold for England and a boundary is brilliant. It is full and on the pads, Liam whips it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence.

46.4Ferguson to Plunkett

0
Another dot! Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.

46.3Ferguson to Plunkett

0
Beautifully bowled! A slower one around off, it pitches and straightens. Plunkett is completely deceived. He tries to defend but gets beaten.

46.2Ferguson to Stokes

1
Good length and on off, Stokes pushes it to mid off. The Kiwis won't mad as that brings Plunkett on strike.

46.1Ferguson to Woakes

W
OUT! Ferguson gets another one! Woakes fails to make an impact! Ideal start to the over. Credit to Tom Latham too. he made a difficult catch look easy. This is short and on middle, Woakes looks to heave it across the line but only gets a top edge. It goes behind to Latham who settles under it and takes it by tumbling forward. Third for Ferguson. Into the bowling all-rounders are New Zealand. Stokes will probably have to do it alone now.

45.6Neesham to Stokes

4
FOUR! Releases a lot of pressure! 39 needed in 24. This is very full and on middle, Stokes whips it through mid-wicket. It is away from the fielder in the deep and a boundary results.

45.5Neesham to Woakes

1
One more single! New Zealand won't mind. This is very full and outside off, Woakes carves it down to third man for one.

45.4Neesham to Stokes

1
Just the run! Would have been a wide had Stokes left it. Short and way outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.

45.3Neesham to Stokes

0
This is on middle, Stokes looks to flick it but misses to get hit on the pads. A dot more importantly.

45.2Neesham to Woakes

1
Slower and fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

45.1Neesham to Woakes

0
A dot to begin! The Kiwi players are very close, stopping the single. This is on off, Woakes guides it to point.

44.6Ferguson to Stokes

0
Ferguson has his tails up! That is a quick delivery! It is bowled at 144 KPH. It is on a length and outside off, Stokes hangs his bat out but gets beaten.

44.5Ferguson to Buttler

W
OUT! In the air... taken! Buttler is out of here! Another excellent catch by a New Zealand fielder. It is Southee, the sub who has taken it. Fielding wins you games and this catch probably can win New Zealand the World Cup. It is a slower one outside off, Buttler once again tries to reach out for it. He ends up slicing it towards sweeper cover. Tim runs in and takes it with a slide. End of a brilliant partnership and a lovely innings from Buttler but they needed both to go on. 46 needed in 31. Game once again evenly poised.

44.4Ferguson to Buttler

0
A dot! Gold at this stage! Short and wide outside off, Buttler looks to cut but misses.

44.3Ferguson to Buttler

2
A couple now! This is outside off, Buttler throws his bat at it. It goes off the outside edge down to third man. Boult runs to his right and pushes it back in just before he touches the ropes. The umpire though goes upstairs to check and replays show that he has done well.

44.2Ferguson to Buttler

4
FOUR! Just over and a boundary that too early in the over. A low full toss outside off, Buttler reaches out for it, gets it just over the leaping cover fielder and into the boundary. Pressure on the bowler now.

44.1Ferguson to Stokes

1
On the pads, Stokes pulls it down to fine leg for one.

43.6Boult to Buttler

0
A brilliant delivery to end! A yorker on middle, Buttler jams it out on the off side. So despite the boundary, only 6 from it. 53 needed in 36 balls.

43.5Boult to Stokes

1
Brilliant delivery, a yorker and on middle, Stokes jams it down to long on for one. Stokes now gets to his fifty. A very sedate celebration by him as he knows there is a still long way to go.

43.4Boult to Buttler

1
Very full and on middle, this is hit towards mid off for one.

43.3Boult to Buttler

0
Goes short now and outside off, Buttler looks to cut but misses.

43.2Boult to Buttler

4
FOUR! Up and over! Fifty up for Buttler. He hasn't had a great tournament but comes to the fore in the Finals. Rightly called the man for the crisis for England. His job is yet not done though. This is very full and outside off, Buttler lofts it over covers and bags a boundary. Also, the 100-run stand is up. Outstanding. Probably the stand which wins England their first World Cup.

43.1Boult to Buttler

0
A dot to begin! Very full and on off, Buttler strokes it to covers.

42.6Ferguson to Buttler

1
A single now to end! Fuller and outside off, Buttler gets bat to ball. It goes towards third man for one. 59 needed in the last 7 overs.

42.5Ferguson to Buttler

2
Good cricket all around! Firstly, it is a very good dipping slower full ball on middle. Buttler had already moved across to play the paddle scoop. In the end he does well to deflect it away towards fine leg. The fielder there runs to his right, dives and saves two for his side.

42.4Ferguson to Stokes

1
Brilliant delivery! A slower yorker outside off, Stokes looks to jam it out but it goes off the inner half towards mid off for one.