Happy and glorious! England fans bring Trafalgar square to a standstill as supporters up and down the country celebrate World Cup triumph
- England beat New Zealand to win their first-ever Cricket World Cup final
- Bowlers Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett claimed three wickets each
- Fans packed into Trafalgar Square to see the tension action unfold from Lord’s
- As England were crowned champions scenes of bedlam soon unfolded
Following one of the most incredible World Cup finals in cricket history, England fans brought Trafalgar Square to a standstill in celebration at being crowned the greatest on the planet.
Fans flocked to the famous square to watch the match against New Zealand, collectively biting the nails as the clash became ever more tense.
As a historic Super Over was needed to separate the two sides, it was England who would emerge victorious and cause scenes of bedlam to unfold as a result.
Scenes of euphoria quickly unfolded as England were confirmed as World Cup champions
Thousands packed together in the famous square to watch the action unfold from Lord’s
Fans quickly hopped into the fountains and began to wave England flags and Union Jacks
Thousands packed together and erupted in celebration as England narrowly came out on top to win the World Cup for the first time.
Fans plunged into the Trafalgar fountains as Union Jack flags began to wave in their masses.
Tops were quickly removed, as soaked supporters pulled strangers into hugs out of a combination of pure joy and disbelief.
England’s bowlers put in superb performance to set a target of 242 after Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett claimed three wickets each. However, England survived an almighty scare with the first ball after Jason Roy was saved by an umpire’s call after he looked to be out from an lbw.
Roars of jubilation went up as strangers pulled each other into hugs upon the victory
England lift the Cricket World Cup trophy after being crowned as champions for the first time
Eoin Morgan lifts the World Cup alongside his England team-mates inside a packed-out Lord’s
Roy wasn’t so lucky when he was caught for 17 before Joe Root was dismissed for just seven runs as England were 59 for two.
Bairstow was next to fall before captain Eoin Morgan was superbly caught out as the hosts started to crumble. Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes steadied the ship with a strong partnership as they both reached half centuries before Buttler was caught out with five overs remaining.
With England desperately chasing runs, Plunkett hit a shot down the ground but he was caught Trent Boult before he had the chance to catch Stokes in the next ball but instead the fast bowler stood on the boundary gifting six runs to England. Archer was then immediately dismissed for a golden duck with one over remaining. Incredibly, England fell one run short of reaching the target which lead to a Super Over.
Stokes and Buttler were the pair to bat for England’s super over with the pair superbly scoring 15 runs between them to set a target of 16 for New Zealand to chase. Once again, it went down to the final ball in the Super Over and it was England who pulled off one of the greatest World Cup victories in history.