England WIN Cricket World Cup for 1st time after nerve-shredding tie


TRIUMPHANT England cricket fans went wild last night as their heroes lifted the World Cup trophy for the first time ever  Streets and pubs across the country were flooded as thousands waved flags and sprayed champagne to celebrate our victory in an agonising Super Over  At least 30,000 captivated fans were inside Lord’s and millions of others watched on TV what has been dubbed the “greatest game of cricket ever”  Both sides were locked in an unprecedented 241-run tie after completing their 50 overs before fans were forced to endure an agonising a Super Over – cricket’s answer to the penalty shootout  New Zealand just needed two runs to win off the final ball when Kiwi batsman Martin Guptill stretched to make his ground for what would have been a winning run  But England’s wicketkeeper Jos Buttler ran him out – with just 0.05 seconds to spare  It meant both sides had scored 15 in the Super Over but England won the trophy on a technicality of scoring more boundaries over the course of the game  Shell-shocked players were greeted by a deafening sound of “Cricket’s Coming Home” reverberating around the bouncing Home of Cricket  Supporters tearing out their hair in a Trafalgar Square fan zone were seen deliriously ripping off their tops and jumping into fountains  Others sprayed champagne, downed their pints and jumped on pub tables in excitement  Marianne Benton, 59, from Marlborough, Wilts, who watched the final inside Lord’s, described the atmosphere as “emotional” and “unbelievable”  She said: “You would not be able to make it up – it was like a penalty shootout but better  “It was unbelievable. If this does not get people more interest in cricket, I don’t know what will ”  Callum Stevens, 23, said: “I’ve watched cricket all my life. I’ve never had a moment like that ever  “I can’t describe it. A Super Over. It never happens. Suddenly it’s the World Cup final and we’ve got to use a Super Over  “It’s absolute pandemonium. It went ballistic in there and everyone’s in the fountain Euphoria.  “The best sporting thing I’ve ever seen in my life hands down.”  James Bolton from Hereford said: “I cannot talk any more – unbelievable We will never see anything like that again.”  The Royals were quick to extend their congratulations to England’s victorious heroes  Celebrating the victory, the Queen wrote: “Prince Philip and I send our warmest congratulations to the England Men’s Cricket team after such a thrilling victory in today’s World Cup Final  “I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who competed so admirably in today’s contest and throughout the tournament ”  Politicians and celebs including former PM John Major and Piers Morgan were also seen soaking up the atmosphere which left streets appearing as a sea of red and white  And outgoing PM Theresa May – who also was present for the history-making match – offered her congratulations on Twitter, posting a video of her showing off her best dance moves  We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too Click here to upload yours.

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