As a nation we all aged a year in that Super Over: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

first_imgAfter New Zealand lost the epic World Cup 2019 final against England on Sunday, there has been a buzz all around the cricket world with people going at lengths talking about one of the best ODIs of all time. New Zealand fans who were following the game from back home had to stay awake all night as the match reached its conclusion in the wee hours on Monday.Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern too wasn’t unaffected as she praised her team for putting up the kind of fight on the sport’s biggest stage. While posting an image from the game on her Instagram account Ardern also joked that her country must have aged a year watching the thrilling Super Over.”That was undeniably an incredible game. I think as a nation we all aged a year in that super over. Congratulations to England. And to the Black Caps, I feel nothing but pride. What a team,” wrote Arden on Instagram.Notably, The Queen of England also had a message for the new World Champions congratulating the team on their maiden World Cup victory.”Prince Philip and I send our warmest congratulations to the England Men’s Cricket team after such a thrilling victory in today’s World Cup Final. I also extend my commiserations to the runners-up New Zealand, who competed so admirably in today’s contest and throughout the tournament,” said the message posted on the Royal Family’s official Twitter account.advertisementA message from Her Majesty The Queen:Prince Philip and I send our warmest congratulations to the England Men’s Cricket team after such a thrilling victory in today’s World Cup Final. (1/2) #CricketWorldCup pic.twitter.com/FEKsFFe40sThe Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) July 14, 2019Earlier, New Zealand did everything right but they were gutted after England won the 2019 Cricket World Cup despite a tied final and a tied Super Over at Lord’s on Sunday. England were crowned new ODI champions after they finished with more boundaries than New Zealand.Also Read | Furore over ICC’s Super Over rule for World Cup final: Gambhir, Rohit and Yuvraj raise questionsAlso Read | Clear mistake: Former umpire Simon Taufel gives his verdict on overthrow controversy in World Cup finallast_img

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