England captain Eoin Morgan said to get over the line and winning their maiden World Cup means the world to them, after the the team beats New Zealand in an eliminator at Lord’s in London on Sunday.
“To get over the line today means the world to us,” said Morgan.
It took England 44 years but on Sunday it won the championship by beating New Zealand. As the Super Over also ended in a tie and England won due to hitting more boundaries than New Zealand.
Morgan said: “On a tough wicket where everyone found it tough to score. Buttler and Stokes put together a partnership, and I thought that would take us deep, and it did. This has been a four-year- journey – and we find it hard to play on wickets like that.”
“I’d like to commiserate Kane (Williamson) and his team. The example that they lead is hugely commendable to him and his team,” Morgan said moments before lifting the World Cup at the gala post match presentation ceremony.
“I was being cooled down by (Liam) Plunkett, which isn’t a good sign. Some of the support staff – not only the best in our team, but in the world, they really helped. Full credit to the two boys who went out for the Super Over, given that they were there most recently,” Morgan said.
About Jofra Archer who bowled the Super Over, Morgan said the 24-year old is improving every game. Archer finished with 20 wickets in 11 games as England’s leading wicket taker and third in the overall list behind Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson.