England broke their World Cup duck by winning a thrilling final, after a super over, on the basis that they had scored more boundaries than New Zealand throughout the course of the game. The game was initially tied after 100 overs of cricket and it came down to the super over. England scored 15 and needed to restrict New Zealand to that or less to win the match and they did just that as the Kiwis were left stranded on 15 with Martin Guptill getting run out of the last ball.  In the morning, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat first. They were good with the bat up until the 25th over, but England kept picking up wickets and didn’t allow them to get away.. A score of 241 was posted, which by no means was over par, but it felt enough to challenge the England batting on a tacky pitch with the pressure of a World Cup final added. The home side struggled their way to 86-4 and it seemed as if things were starting to go against them, but a brilliant partnership between Ben Stokes and Jos Butter brought the home team back in it. The latter got out when 46 runs were needed and wickets fell regularly from that point on. It came down to the last over and Stokes took it upon himself to score 14 runs (four of them with some huge, huge luck after a ricochet off his bat sent the ball to the boundary) thus sending the game to the super over. Here’s how we rated the players of both teams after a tremendous game of cricket: