END OF OVER:
50 | 14 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 241/10 (1 run required, RR: 4.82)

  • Mark Wood0 (0b)
  • Trent Boult10-0-67-0
  • James Neesham7-0-43-3

7.07pm Thanks, Deiva. So... the Super Over. England will bat first. The teams have only two wickets each. And what happens if we get another tie now? the team that has hit more boundaries in their innings and the Super Over will win.

Who will New Zealand nominate as their bowler? Boult? Right after he's finished the most draining of final overs? Lockie Ferguson, with his changes of pace? The New Zealand players are gathered in a circle, and all kinds of deliberations must be going on. They look pretty calm, though.

England have nominated Stokes and Buttler as their two openers. It's Trent Boult to bowl. Neither of these three players deserves to be on the losing team. Neither team deserves to be the losing team. But we must have a winner. A World Cup winner. Here we go.

7.03pm CRAZY SCENES at Lord's. We will have a Super Over shootout to decide the winner. Karthik Krishnaswamy is back to close it out for good

49.6
W
Boult to Stokes, 1 run, OUT, Holy Moly! It's a freaking tie. We're not done yet. We will have a Super Over to decide the winner of the 2019 World Cup. This is a full-toss on middle, Boult searches for the yorker, but can't get it right, hacked down to long-on. The fielder hares in, gathers the ball. Stokes tears back for the second, Wood dishes out a desperate full-length dive, but the throw is to the bowler's end and Wood is caught metres short

MA Wood run out (Neesham/Boult) 0 (3m 0b 0x4 0x6)

Okay, it's down to 2 off 1 ball. Breathe

49.5
W
Boult to Stokes, 1 run, OUT, middle-stump yorker, Stokes backs away outside leg and stabs it down to long-off. Santner hunts down the ball at long-off and throws it to Boult, who takes the bails off in ice-cool fashion. Stokes had to go for the second, he had to be on strike, but Rashid is caught short by a long way. Gone for a duck without facing a ball

AU Rashid run out (Santner/Boult) 0 (7m 0b 0x4 0x6)

England need 3 off 2 balls. Williamson chats with Boult, he is slowing things down

49.4
6
Boult to Stokes, 6 runs, It's all happening at Lord's. Full-toss on middle, smeared away to deep midwicket. Guptill attacks the ball and sets himself up for a direct hit. It might have well been a direct hit had Stokes not inadvertently deflected it away with his outstretched bat, diving forward to save himself from being run-out. The deflection ensures the ball tickles away to the boundary. It's six runs in the end. Wouldya believe it? It's ridiculous
49.3
6
Boult to Stokes, SIX runs, Whacked over midwicket. Lord's raises itself to a massive roar. Boult ditches the yorker. Slower ball, full and outside off, in the slot. Stokes drops down to one knee and smokes a slog-sweep over midwicket
49.2
0
Boult to Stokes, no run, mighty full and outside off, not quite a perfect yorker, jabbed more or less straight to Williamson at extra-cover
49.1
0
Boult to Stokes, no run, yorker just outside off, jabbed to the left of extra-cover. Stokes keeps the strike as Williamson swoops down on the ball

Right, it's down to England needing 15 off the last over

END OF OVER:
49 | 9 Runs 2 Wkts | ENG: 227/8 (15 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.63, RRR: 15.00)

  • Ben Stokes70 (92b)
  • James Neesham7-0-43-3
  • Trent Boult9-0-53-0
48.6
W
Neesham to Archer, OUT, Archer bags a first-ball duck in the final. Pressure can make you do strange things. Another legcutter variation, full on middle, Archer does not spot it. He swings for the hills, deflects this slower ball off the pad onto the stumps

JC Archer b Neesham 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

48.5
1
Neesham to Stokes, 1 run, back of a length on middle stump, punched down to long-on. Just a single for Stokes

England 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28JM BairstowJJ Roy
2nd31JM BairstowJE Root
3rd12EJG MorganJM Bairstow
4th15EJG MorganBA Stokes
5th110JC ButtlerBA Stokes
6th7CR WoakesBA Stokes
7th17LE PlunkettBA Stokes
8th7BA StokesJC Archer
9th13AU RashidBA Stokes
10th1BA StokesMA Wood