England lived up to their pre-tournament billing of tournament favourites and strung together a superb sequence of performances to resurrect a flagging campaign and go all the way to lift their maiden World Cup trophy.
For the third successive time, the host nation has lifted the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. England went into this tournament as overwhelming favourites, and having enjoyed perhaps the most dominant run any side has leading up to a World Cup ever. In the span of four years, England had gone from a mediocre one-day outfit without direction to an invincible line-up of world-beaters. World Cup in 27 years
But Roy returned, and with it, England rediscovered their winning ways, putting up strong totals against both teams to qualify for the semi-finals for the first time since 1992. They destroyed Australia at Edgbaston to set up a final date with New Zealand and won, stunningly, on a boundary count after tying New Zealand in both the allotted 100 overs, as well as the Super Over to cap off the greatest final in tournament history with a maiden triumph.