In an emotional and electric ambiance at Lord’s, each side scored 241 in their 50 overs and had been level on 15 once they batted for an extra over apiece.
It meant England have been topped world champions by virtue of getting scored more boundary fours and sixes – 26 to New Zealand’s 17 – in the complete match.
That is even received to that stage was astonishing in itself and got here because of a barely believable conclusion on the house of cricket – the first tie in a World Cup final.
England required 15 from the final over of the regular match. Ben Stokes hit a six after which benefited when a throw from the deep hit his bat as he dived for ground and was inadvertently deflected for four overthrows.
He couldn’t get the two needed from the last ball – Mark Wood was run out coming back for the second – however ended 84 not out and joined Jos Buttler for the tremendous over.
In wonderful evening sunshine, they have been roared on by a febrile crowd that belted out Sweet Caroline in the change of innings.
When New Zealand replied, Jimmy Neesham hit Jofra Archer’s third ball for six, then scrambled to depart Martin Guptill needing two from the final delivery.
As Jason Roy’s throw got here in from deep mid-wicket, a diving Guptill was short when Buttler removed the bails, sending England and the entire of Lord’s into a delirious celebration.