Last year, ENG won the CWC by barest of the margin on 14th July

Last Modified Tuesday, 14 July 2020 (13:37 IST)
London:Last year on the same date, won the World Cup for the first time as they thrashed in a super over which also ended in a tie at the Lords.The host England got the WC title due to more number of boundries than newzealand.The England's 24 boundaries compared to the Black Caps' 17 became the deciding factor in the end.

How the drama unfold

After the hosts finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand's 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team. England's Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler took 15 of Trent Boult's super over.Jofra Archer bowled England's over against Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham, who smashed a six off the second ball.
 
With two runs required off the final ball, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and Jason Roy ran out Guptill as he came back for the second.Since, both sides finished on 15, England won the World cup owing to more number of boundaries in the final match.

Boundry count decision was slammed by former cricketers

However, it was hard for the fans and critics to digest that the champions of the tournament was declared on the basis of such a small rule. 
 
Reacting to the situation, former Indian great, Yuvraj Singh posted on twitter, ''I don't agree with that rule ! But rules are rules congratulations to England on finally winning the World Cup , my heart goes out for the kiwis they fought till the end. Great game an epic final !!!!'' 
 
Disheartened by the Kiwis loss, former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris twitted, ''Nice work @... you are a joke!!!''
 
Expressing his view on twitter, former Indian cricketer and now BJP MP, Gautam Gambhir wrote, ''Don't understand how the game of such proportions, the #CWC19Final, is finally decided on who scored the most boundaries. A ridiculous rule @ICC. Should have been a tie. I want to congratulate both @BLACKCAPS & @englandcricket on playing out a nail biting Final. Both winners imo.''
 
''Congratulations to England! Commiserations New Zealand.I've got to say that it's a horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change'', Former Australian bowler pacer Brett Lee tweeted after the match. 
 
Another former Indian cricketer, Mohammad Kaif wrote on twitter, ''Difficult to digest this more boundary rule. Something like sudden death- continuous super overs till a result is a better solution. Understand, wanting a definite winner but sharing a trophy is better than deciding on more boundaries. Very tough on New Zealand.'(UNI)