Queen salutes England after WC glory

The Queen sent her congratulations to England’s World Cup winners after their incredible triumph against New Zealand. England won the tournament for the first time by scoring more boundaries than New Zealand after both the regulation match and a rare Super Over finished tied at Lord’s on Sunday. Continue Reading

England skipper Morgan elated with World Cup win

While England rejoiced, a shattered and devastated New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was left to rue the unfortunate overthrow in the last over that eventually turned the epic final in England’s favour, here Sunday. Continue Reading

World Cup finals: What the English players said

England found cricketing bliss by dint of divine intervention and Ben Stokes’ brilliance, cracking a code that proved indecipherable for 44 years as history sliced through teary-eyed New Zealand’s grasp in a final that will be remembered for ages. England won it via Super Over on boundary count. Continue Reading

Technical knockout: Kiwis question ‘cruel’ rules

Heartbroken New Zealanders expressed pride Monday in the Black Caps’ fighting spirit after defeat to England in the Cricket World Cup final, but also bemusement at the obscure rules that cost them the match. Continue Reading

World Cup: Super Over adds gripping drama to England victory

England’s golden generation of cricketers won the sport’s most prized silverware, their maiden, on boundary count after the epic final, and also the ensuing Super Over, ended in a tie Sunday. Continue Reading

England boast of too much class for New Zealand in WC final: Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has put his money on England to lift their maiden World Cup crown on Sunday, saying New Zealand would find it “exceptionally hard” to beat the hosts in the summit clash. England outplayed five-time champions Australia by eight wickets in the second semifinal in Birmingham on Thursday, and Ponting said his pre-tournament prediction about the home team is coming right. Continue Reading

Super Sunday for sports-lovers: Cricket World Cup, Wimbledon final, GP 

The world will witness three major sporting events on a single day tomorrow and, incidentally, all of those will take place in the UK – World Cup final at Lord’s, Silverstone Grand Prix, where Englishman Lewis Hamilton will be in action, and Wimbledon Final between Djokovic and Federer. Continue Reading