Morgan hails ‘phenomenal’ England; credits New Zealand

2019 Cricket World Cup
Eoin Morgan England Cricket World Cup trophy

Eoin Morgan admits England’s World Cup final victory over New Zealand on Sunday is still hard to process.

Chasing 242 to win, Ben Stokes clawed England back into the game with an unbeaten 84 as he put on 110 with Jos Buttler (59) after England fell to 86-4.

A super over was required to decide a winner after the match ended in a tie, with Stokes and Buttler hitting an impressive 15 from the bowling of Trent Boult.

The Black Caps also struck 15 from their final over but England were crowned world champions as they hit the most boundaries throughout the final.

“I still can’t actually believe it, it’s been an incredible day. Absolutely phenomenal,” Morgan told Sky Sports.

“Full credit to Kane [Williamson] and his team, the way they play their cricket is hugely admirable. They really do set the standard for the spirit of the game and the fight that they show.

“There was very little between the teams today, we were very fortunate to get over the line and I’m very fortunate to be holding this [trophy] – and extremely proud.”

He added: “This has been a four-year journey, we’ve developed a lot over the course of those four years, particularly in the last two. We find it hard to play on wickets like that, like good teams do around the world but today it was about getting over the line.

“Sport is tough at times but to get over the line today means the world to us.”

 

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