England World Cup win hailed as ‘The Greatest Match’ as Stephen Fry and Sir Viv Richards lead tribut


ENGLAND cricket heroes were hailed on Twitter as Stephen Fry and Sir Viv Richards lead tributes after the nation’s first ever World Cup win  The hosts became cricket world champions for the first time after defeating New Zealand in a sudden death Super Over at Lord’s 2 England became cricket world champions after defeating New Zealand in a sudden death super over at Lord’sCredit: Getty – Contributor 2 The game was won after  a dramatic Super Over as England’s 26 boundaries triumphed New Zealand’s 17Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd  The game was won after a dramatic Super Over  – the two teams were tied but England’s 26 boundaries trumped New Zealand’s 17  Fry labelled the game “The Greatest Match” while Sir Viv urged New Zealand to “never be down” after their razor-thin loss  Sir Viv said: “What an amazing match of Cricket. Nail biting stuff at an iconic venue  “This game will go down as one of the best matches in history. Congratulations to @englandcricket on your maiden @cricketworldcup title Never be down @BLACKCAPS, you fought like champions.” What an amazing match of Cricket Nail biting stuff at an iconic venue.This game will go down as one of the best matches in history Congratulations to @englandcricket on your maiden @cricketworldcup title. Never be down @BLACKCAPS, you fought like champions #CWC19Final— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) July 14, 2019 The Greatest Match I feel for New Zealand who played so so well. Luck went England’s way, but what a great side they are I feel sorry for those who don’t get cricket. They miss the most exquisite feelings of joy, agony, tension, thrill, surprise, glory and wonder #CWC19Final— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) July 14, 2019  Fry tweeted: “The Greatest Match I feel for New Zealand who played so so well. Luck went England’s way, but what a great side they are I feel sorry for those who don’t get cricket.  “They miss the most exquisite feelings of joy, agony, tension, thrill, surprise, glory and wonder ”  Liverpool’s James Milner, former England skipper Stuart Broad and actor Ross Kemp continued the tributes for Trevor Bayliss’ men That’s the best white ball game of all time!ENGLAND ARE WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏆🏆🏆😁😁😁#CWC19Final— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) July 14, 2019 What a contest! Best ever final by a mile NZ a dive and a leap away from WC glory and England absolutely super in super over and super lucky as well Ricochet/overthrow overthrew NZ. Couldn’t the Cup been shared!— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) July 14, 2019 Amazing finish to the World Cup! Massive congrats to England Get in there! 🙌🏻🏆🏏 #worldchamps#whatafinal https://t.co/WWCxhEn8He— James Milner (@JamesMilner) July 14, 2019 Hello @ICC – how are you coping your end?#Wimbledon #CWC19Final— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2019 Congratulations, @englandcricket! 🏆A fantastic achievement 👏 https://t co/DqmS0GsD0H— England (@England) July 14, 2019 Take a bow https://t.co/336bRwl8Kk— Candice Brown (@CandiceBrown) July 14, 2019 Never seen anything like that @englandcricket have won the World Cup. Cricket is coming home. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 14, 2019 A d n close run thing, we clearly don’t need Europe to win. #CricketWorldCupFinal https://t co/lYsmHwy3Cy— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) July 14, 2019 They’ve done it get in there! Congratulations to @englandcricket, you’ve done your family, friends and Country proud! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏆 #CricketWorldCupFinal— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 14, 2019 The @englandcricket dressing room right now Enjoy ya night fellas 👏🏽🏆🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 @benstokes38 @josbuttler @root66 @Eoin16 @JofraArcher pic twitter.com/xyNuQrtZJG— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 14, 2019 Cricket World CupBIG BEN Ben Stokes’ career looked over after street brawl but now he’s a Three Lions hero DAVE KIDD Sky need to act and get England’s Ashes clash with Australia on terrestrial TV KIWIS LOSE AGAIN Title of the world’s steepest street snatched from New Zealand by Britain Pictured’COULDN’T BE PROUDER’ England World Cup win celebrated by Wags in touching Instagram posts HOWZAT! Johnson and Hunt both promise to knight Ben Stokes after Cricket World Cup heroics ‘HUGE RESPECT’ Muslim duo Ali and Rashid run from champagne during England celebrations BIG HITTERS Team of the World Cup sees FOUR England stars named including Archer and Stokes KINGS OF THE WORLD What is a Super Over in Cricket and how did England win the World Cup?  Former Eastenders actor Kemp said: “I don’t get many opportunities in life to tweet this but I’m going to – England world champions!”  Milner said: “Amazing finish to the World Cup! Massive congrats to England Get in there.”  Broad tweeted: “That’s the best white ball game of all time! ENGLAND ARE WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS!!”

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