England captain Eoin Morgan calls Ben Stokes superhuman

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Interestingly, it's not just New Zealanders that felt unhappy about how the World Cup victor was chosen, but even some English former players. Pakistan's Babar Azam is placed on the third position in the list with 827 points. New Zealand's hopes that they would lift their first cup were defeated by only fractions of a millimetre. With his gestures, the new Zealand captain has proved that cricket is still a gentleman's game. South Africa (110) and Pakistan (97) are on the fifth and sixth position respectively. He said of the incident: "That was a little bit of shame, wasn't it?"

England had hit 24 boundaries to New Zealand's 16 over the course of 50 overs, and that was the tiebreaker used to separate the two sides on the day. "You made a lot more friends and did your country proud".

"While the emotions are raw, it is pretty hard to swallow when two teams have worked really, really hard to get to this moment in time".

Stokes produced an unbeaten 84 during England's 50 overs, with his partnership alongside Jos Buttler the key to the revival.

They returned to the Landmark Hotel in London still wearing their kit and medals at 12:30am on Monday after five hours of partying.

At the end of Sunday's match, New Zealand managed to score 15 runs in the Super Over, which meant they were tied on scores with England.

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

The only question was whether five or six runs should be added to the England total and after considerable deliberations with his colleague, umpire Kumar Dharmasena signaled a six - four runs for overthrow and two runs the players ran. The ball shot to Jason Roy at deep midwicket and the New Zealand batsmen set off, desperate to get to the other end to secure the World Cup. The difficulty you (umpires) have here is you've got to watch batsmen completing runs, then change focus and watch for the ball being picked up, and watch for the release (of the throw).

She addressed the team at a reception inside Number 10, saying: "The final was not just cricket at its best but sport at its best - courage, character, sportsmanship, drama, incredible skill and even the odd slice of luck". I said we had the rub of the green.

"But if you're concerned about the good of the game - then I think the good of that game would have been a shared title".

Both Stead and McMillan were confident the ICC would review whether the Super Over was indeed the best way to deal with the scenario like a tie in a World Cup final.

"Let's not beat around the bush, for a World Cup to be decided in that manner is an absolute disgrace, and the punters shouldn't have to pay for the ineptness of the ICC", Sportsbet spokesman Rich Hummerton said. "Another Super over at least!" said Dean Jones.

"I was a little bit anxious about my dodgy ticker at one stage - but mate - it just had every twist and turn imaginable".

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