England emerged out as ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 winners after being declared winners on the basis of superior boundary rule after both team couldn’t be separated in a greatest of World Cup matches ever.
In the allotted 100 overs both teams scored exact same runs and in the following super over it was same story. Then England were declared winners as they had hit more boundaries as per ICC rule. It was chaos and heartbreak as millions watched the final of the cricket showdown.
Speaking in a post match press conference, England skipper Eoin Morgan while replying to a question about Irish luck said England team had Allah with them.
Morgan, who is from Ireland, said that both Irish luck and Allah were with the team during their nail-biting final against New Zealand.
“I spoke to Adil, he said Allah was definitely with us,” Morgan said, when asked if England had enjoyed the famed luck of the Irish.
“It actually epitomises our team, quite diverse backgrounds and cultures,”he added.
“I certainly hope participation levels go up or continue to rise,” said Morgan, who has overseen England’s climb from the depths of a miserable first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup.
Morgan, asked if the final would have resonated far beyond cricket’s core audience, replied: “I hope so. Obviously today is a big day of sport with Wimbledon and the Silverstone GP going on.
The 32-year-old added: “It was the most incredible game of cricket, with nothing between the sides.
England, set 242 to win, were dismissed for 241, with Ben Stokes stranded on 84 not out after Mark Wood was run out off the last ball of regulation play.
England have consciously tried to emulate New Zealand’s aggressive one-day style since the Black Caps thrashed them in a 2015 group match, with Australian coach Trevor Bayliss appointed after that World Cup.