One of the most thrilling World Cup games in the history of cricket ever was the undoubtedly the world cup final 2019. If we look at these two teams campaign in the world cup they were almost out of the tournament but at the crucial moments they have turned the tables and stunned the cricketing fraternity across the globe with the announcement – “here we are into the finals of the blockbuster tournament” at the famous venue Lord’s. New Zealand captain won the toss and decided to bat first. As, New Zealand only managed to score 241 runs in their allotted 50 overs. In reply, the home team couldn’t managed to score more than the runs of New Zealand and all out at the score of 241 runs in the alloted 50 overs.
The winner of the match was to be decided by the super over game between two teams. England batted first and scored 15 runs off 6 balls. New Zealand just need 16 runs off 6 balls to became the world champions for the first time ever in the history. But that day other plans as New Zealand only managed to score 15 runs and ended up the super over with no result. Everyone was expecting another super over but ICC has declared the winners England of 2019 world cup final on the boundary count (unfair by the ICC). Here are words of Ian Smith in the commentary box –
“England have won the World Cup by the barest of all margins. Agony, agony for New Zealand,” Ian Smith had said giving the verbal depiction of the final from the commentary box, alongside Nasser Hussain and Ian Bishop in the commentary box.
“Is it my favourite time of commentary, it has to be, right up there because it was perhaps one of the greatest games of cricket we have ever seen or ever likely to see, particularly when you consider the importance of what was at stake and the stage we were playing on,” Ian Smith said.
“It was great and where it came from, I don’t know. I had no idea it was going to turn out that way when I sat down with seven overs to go. I had no idea that the last commentary stint that usually is around 30-35 minutes was going to last closer to 90 minutes. And it was, I have always said this about commentary, it is not a competition, it is a combination. When you work alongside people, you bring out the best in each other.”