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So many it’s and buts about wrong decisions. Even if awarded only 5 runs. It was not the last ball and Rashid could have hit a four or a two etc. So it’s just speculation. NZ played magnificently but could not provide the killer punch so to speak. They should have been good enough to restrict England to below 15 off the super over and then hit more themselves. They did not do either and so gave England the upper hand and the trophy. Fabulous match. Crazy rules but at the end of the day I think the best team certainly in the whole tournament won.

Cricket World Cup 2019: Reflections - Part 1

No not a way to decide as team that loses all its wickets is doing everything to get more runs. So you could say NZ did not go out enough to do this. So number of wickets is not a good decider in ties. However if you used this as a decider in the super over perhaps there could be a case and as you know England would have won in that one.

New Zealand were robbed in the World Cup final

I would have liked more praise and acknowledgement from England players to NZ without of course being patronising. You have to credit NZ for such a magnificent performance against the overwhelming favourites on their home turf. The rules certainly need to be amended now we have witnessed such a game. It would be nice to share the WC in the name of true sportsmanship. But I am not sure either country would be too pleased. Surely playing on super overs to get a result or a golden ball. So many other ways to decide a winner. You cannot fault the entertainment of it all though. It will be remembered as one if not the all time great finals in cricket just sheer amazing.

Final outrage valid, but also a veneer for the bitter

I can’t believe my predictions came true. Super tight game which Collingwood pip us to win and worse for us injuries to key players NicNat and Cripper. I think I should take up being a psychic. Haha.

West Coast vs Collingwood: Friday night forecast

I have to say as an England supporter it is fabulous to see them win this WC. Yet what an inspiration NZ were. They have rocketed my feelings for them after that incredibly brilliant performance. I actually felt at times that I wanted them to win it. Their fielding and bowling magnificent. England batting was terrible apart from Stokes and Butler. Butlers shot to get out reckless. NZ batting let them down otherwise they would have walked to victory. I think the rules will be changed to decide ties in future. Pretty much everyone agrees the super over should have kept going until one team has more runs than overs. Commiserations to NZ what a match though. Incredible.

New Zealand were robbed in the World Cup final

Sorry 5 I thought someone else said 4 so just assumed it was. 5 it is to England’s 1. So yep s bit of catching up to do. But hey am sure they are up for the challenge. I propose a World cup of Test cricket played over three months or 90 days to be precise. Made up of two groups of six of the best teams in the world including perhaps some of the smaller nations like Kenya Ireland Scotland and Zimbabwe or Canada if they have to battle it out for one of the 12 spots of course. This to replace the one day format World Cup. Each team play each other in a 5 day test match and the two top teams from each group go through to the semis and then the final. Six venues so the nations can all be playing at the same time. To be hosted in the northern hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere on alternate 4 year cycled . So after the football season has finished in both hemispheres. Maybe the back end of May for the northern hemisphere through to first part of August and the back end of September in Southern Hemisphere through to first part of December. That would be the longest World Cup format has in any sport but what a spectacle and this would be real cricket. 15 tests lasting 5 days and 2 semis and the final. 18 in total. Come on ICC make it happen would be so much better than one day format.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Apparently we should not have won it due to the 6 awarded instead of 5. Or could it be that England would have scored another couple of runs to secure victory after that decision was corrected? Not a WUM but so amused at all salty Aussies. Your team just not good enough at the present. They will climb for sure but you will just have to suffer the knowledge that England are champs for 4 years just like we were in the Rugby in 2003 and you complained about points for a kicking goal. Bring on the Ashes. Let’s see where Australia is at then in the REAL game of cricket.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

No just voicing my opinion which is what this forum is for. I agree another super over should have been played and I can confidently say England would have won. To be honest though England put themselves into that position. The total should have been chased down with relative ease. This is a WC final though so form and logic go out of the window. NZ were just incredible especially as the press and English fans wrote the off.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Listen people I am the first to congratulate and give credit to NZ in their absolutely amazing performance. They had England on the ropes and were as cool as ice. Fantastic bowling and fielding. Their batting not so much. So yes there should have been another super over bowled. I would have backed the English batsman to have got more runs in the second super over for sure. England were too reckless in their batting and paid the price. It seriously should have been a fairly meek total to chase down. England always seem to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory but luckily this time it wasn’t. In the overall tournament prior to the final England were definitely the better team. So in that way it seems justified. Australian fans in this forum just cannot stand the English winning anything. Yes they beat us convincingly in a group match but we smashed Australia in the semi the game that mattered. Australia have won 4 so they are a champion team normally but not this year. So I agree the rules need to be changed. Cricket is decided on runs scored and not wickets taken so that is s ridiculous suggestion. So if runs are tied play on until one teams gets more. Simple really. Bear in mind this has not happened before and I have a strong feeling the rules will be amended after this match. Another over with perhaps different batsmen and bowlers to give it an all round fairness. If that is drawn keep going until one team has more runs.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Good. Go away and enjoy your saltiness disguised as sarcasm

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

So salty haha England World champs for 4 years get used to it Aussie’s.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Would you have said the same if it was Australia. Be honest I don’t think you would have.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

What a joke. Seriously. Ok I think the team who had the brightest colours should have won. That’s as ridiculous a statement as yours.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Nah

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Or England’s stupidity.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Haha England are the world champs and you are not. They may be a force for the next 30 years plenty of time to overtake the Aussie’s. ????

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

The wonderful multi culturalism at its best what can you say. Haha.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

And who said they would have won it if there was another super over. I think the English batsmen were better and England would have won anyway if there had been another super over. Get used to it everyone. England are world champs. Deal with it.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

They won according to the rules so suck it up

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

You would not have said that if it was Australia so just be honest. You are salty and you can be for the next 4 years.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Nah

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Dear oh dear oh dear. Aussie’s so salty because England obliterated them in semi. NZ were outstandingly brilliant no doubt but you could argue had the easiest route to the final for most of the competition. Their steely resolve had England pretty much done for. England should have smashed that total at a trot. What were Root and Morgan and others in the top order doing playing ridiculous shots? I almost wanted NZ to win at the end. Even Butler getting out to his shot. Just hang in there and pick your shots wisely. No let’s hit it to the guy on the boundary. They were reckless and got away with it. Still an incredible match. Perhaps the cup should have been shared? Nah there had to be a winner I guess. Suck it up Aussie’s. England are the champions of the world for the next four years. Wahoo.

England win World Cup final in thrilling super over finish against New Zealand

Laughable. For this reasoning alone I dearly hope England win all three and that would silence you Aussies for at least 5 minutes until you come up with all the excuses you usually do when you lose. For the record the English do not have a sense of god given superiority when it comes to winning anything. Why? Because it happens so rarely that we have to celebrate as we don’t know when or if it will ever happen again. 1966 for example. A key difference is that England can laugh at themselves and take criticism whereas the Australians cannot. The worst losers on the planet. Australians humble in their victories OMG only the Yanks outrank you in that department. The biggest gloaters on earth it has to be said apart from the Yanks. I admit as far as population is concerned Australians are exceptional at sports. Most invented by the British, bar Aussie Rules. But don’t for one second think they are humble in their wins. Pat Rafter is a glaring exception. Now he is a humble winner. Maybe some of the older victors as well in Tennis. I detest the air of the British so called elite class as much as anyone but the hard working English working and middle class are a far cry from them. The best result in recent history was when England won the 2005 ashes despite Glenn McGraths constant 5 nil whitewash jibes. So come on England but also bearing in mind we have Australians coaching both the cricket and rugby teams. I give credit where it is due not blanket blind sided slating.

The English or Kiwis winning both World Cups - what's worse?

If this match had depended on us getting a home final, I am sure it would have ended differently. Fine margins indeed. Darling should have centred the last kick. So many moments of shoulda woulda coulda. All credit to the pies for their strength in last quarter. They are a quality side. To be victors by 1 point is something special, especially away from home. What happened to defence in last quarter? It’s full of quality players, questions need to be asked. We want to be so much better to get over Richmond.

Pies stun Eagles in thrilling grand final rematch

Well Peter it seems I had more faith in your team than you. Could it be us again in the big dance? Maybe m. Well done to Collingwood. Happy for Bucks especially. As predicted I knew this was going to be tight but maybe not that tight. We lost to a Melbourne team but in this case I will make an exception. Losing to Richmond would really be depressing for example. Ok boys dust yourself down and step up. Don’t forget Geelong lost by a similar margin on their home turf against the Giants. So no shame there. JK seems a bit down maybe he will save his best for finals.

Pies stun Eagles in thrilling grand final rematch