Williamson hails NZ after World Cup stunner

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England were all out for 241 on the last ball of the 50th over, chasing New Zealand's 241 for eight.

Matt Henry and Trent Boult did the damage with the new ball as India's top three of Rohit Sharma, - who came into match having hit a record five hundreds at a single World Cup - captain Virat Kohli and KL Rahul all fell for a single apiece in pursuit of a seemingly modest target of 240. "The exciting thing is that neither of the team has won the World Cup and both have some finals experience but you are going to have a different victor than last time", he said. Six deliveries after weeks of cricket to separate two juggernauts.

When New Zealand replied, Jimmy Neesham hit Jofra Archer's third ball for six, then scrambled to leave Martin Guptill needing two from the last delivery.

Not that the players will see it that way after a tense three and a half hours in which New Zealand failed to justify Kane Williamson's bold decision to bat first under slate-grey skies. It soon became clear that England were by no means going to be crowned on home soil without the Kiwis putting up an enormous fight.

Back-to-back group-stage defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia effectively saw England playing knockout cricket before the semi-finals but they got their campaign back on track with impressive victories against India and New Zealand.

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"We are looking forward to the challenge, it's a very special moment to play in a World Cup final, especially at Lord's. Sport is tough at times", England captain Eoin Morgan said after the draining contest.

"One of them was pavilion duty where you got to clean the windows and take the mail around, there was selling scorecards and a wee bit of scorebox duty which was pretty cool so it's a great experience in coming back here at anytime".

Stokes ended the match with the highest score of the day - 84 not out. Far from it. He went for nine from James Neesham.

But it was Buttler and Stokes that pulled together a fantastic partnership in the middle order, particularly after the departure of Colin de Grandhomme who had terrorised the earlier batsmen.

The value of the Black Caps' pragmatism in reaching 241-8 was shown when England came to bat.

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