Cricket fans could not have asked for a better end to the World Cup 2019. Mind you, I said cricket fans, not Indians.
After defeating India in the semi-final, New Zealand made it to the World Cup final against England, who won the semi-final against Australia. A cut-throat match till the last ball and a gripping super over ultimately led to England winning the cup. Boy, it was nerve-wracking!
Both England and New Zealand had made 241 runs. In the super over also, both the teams made 15 runs with New Zealand losing a wicket trying to take the 16th run to win the cup. So, the match was tied but according to ICC rules, which were announced before the super over, the team to score maximum boundaries in the super over would be declared winner in such a situation. Hence, England won after hitting two 4s as NZ had hit one 6.
Emotions were flowing. Adrenalin levels were off the chart. For the Indian fans, revenge had been served ice cold. No amount of Monday blues could budge social media’s attention from the fine craft of meme-making. Ah, the memes! They’re as good as the climax...of the match! Here are the best ones:
48 games and winner is decided by number of boundaries....— Mohammad Ahmer (@M_Ahmar123) July 14, 2019
the rules....🖓🖓😠😠😡 #ENGvsNZ #CricketWorldCupFinal #CWC19 #NZvENG #CricketWorldCup2019 #CWC2019 #superover #EnglandvsNewzealand pic.twitter.com/akazsgpD1F
Look at the Kane Williamson's reaction after losing the WC final , he is smiling💓— Arpit🇮🇳 (@itsarpit7) July 14, 2019
The coolest guy on the cricket field & man with zero haters
U earned our respect williomson😭💓🙏#EnglandvsNewzealand #EngvNZL pic.twitter.com/u4e1XE8TyD