World Cup 2019: Prime Minister Theresa May hosts victorious England team at 10 Downing Street

first_imgBritish Prime Minister Theresa May hosted the victorious England cricket team at her Downing Street office on Monday, after a “brilliant performance” that will live forever in the country’s sporting history, her spokesman said.England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating New Zealand in a thrilling final Super Over on Sunday.”Yesterday was a brilliant performance by a brilliant team. They showed flair, courage and an absolute determination to become world champions. The achievement delivered in such a thrilling style on home soil will live forever in our sporting history.”It’s also exciting to think just how many children will be inspired by this victory to pick up a bat for the first time and hopefully become the great cricketers and World Cup winners of tomorrow,” said the spokesman for May, who is a keen cricket fan.England’s World Cup winning cricketers welcomed to No 10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister for a victory reception this evening Roan (@danroan) July 15, 2019After more than nine stomach-churning hours, the first Super Over in Cricket World Cup history, and one of the most extraordinary overs ever played, England ended its agonizing 44-year wait to be world champion of the sport it invented.”The most ridiculous game of cricket to have ever been played,” was how Buttler, England’s wicketkeeper, summed up a crazy World Cup final against New Zealand on Sunday that had pretty much everything.A sporting contest for the ages finished with England winning courtesy of a tiebreaker that few inside the home of cricket had likely ever heard of, or even understood: Boundaries countback.advertisementThat was because England and New Zealand – both bidding for a first Cricket World Cup title – couldn’t be separated after the regulation 50 overs a side (each team scored 241) and then a nerve-shredding Super Over (both teams scored 15) played in early evening sunshine in northwest London.In the end, England prevailed because it hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the Super Over – compared with New Zealand’s 17.Also Read | Overjoyed for Ben but I am still a New Zealand supporter, says Stokes’s fatherAlso Read | Sharing World Cup should be considered if finalists can’t be separated: New Zealand coachAlso Read | England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Great show by both teams, says Virat Kohlilast_img