Queen’s wish come true when England were crowned world champions and the dramatic decider was the craziest of all the World Cup’s crazy moments as Joseph Pearson stated in his article. I her statement, she expressed her wish that she would like to see that England wins Cricket World Cup once in her life time. It took England 44 years to achieve this.
England match against the Black Caps was tied after both sides had batted 50 overs, and then again after a super over. The hosts ultimately prevailed on a count of boundaries scored, which is the tiebreaker used to split teams in the event of a tied super over.
According to Cricket law 19.8 “If the boundary results from an overthrow or from the wilful act of a fielder, the runs scored shall be any runs for penalties awarded to either side, and the allowance for the boundary, and the runs completed by the batsmen, together with the run in progress if they had already crossed at the instant of the throw or act,”.
Former leading umpire Simon Taufel has confirmed that England should only have been awarded five runs – not six – off the third-last ball of their innings in the World Cup final, but has stressed it would be unfair to suggest the umpiring error cost New Zealand the game.