The way the final of the recently-concluded World Cup ended, it definitely left a bad taste in the mouth. The final went right down to the wire before England were crowned the champions because of ICC rules as the runs could not separate them from New Zealand. The Eoin Morgan-led side scored exactly 241 after New Zealand ended their innings on 241.
In the super over, both the teams scored 15 before England were declared winners for hitting more number of boundaries.New Zealand were left heartbroken after losing the final at Lord’s by zero runs. Days after that iconic final, England skipper Eoin Morgan has said the result was not fair.
“I don’t think it’s fair to have a result like that when there’s very little between the sides,” Morgan told The Times. “I don’t think there was one moment that you could say: ‘That actually cost the game there.’ It was quite balanced.
“I’m black and white. I’m normally going: ‘I know. I was there, that happened.’ [But] I can’t stick my finger on where the game was won and lost. I’m not sure winning it makes it any easier. “It would be more difficult to lose, of course,” he added.
Eoin Morgan became the first England captain to lift the trophy. Prior to the latest edition, England had made it to four World Cup finals and had lost all. But despite creating history, the Ireland-born batsan said that he is “a little bit” troubled by the fact that his side had won.
“There’s no defining moment that you’d say: ‘Yes, we thoroughly deserved it.’ It’s just been crazy,” said Morgan.
At the same time, the southpaw admitted that the final was the greatest ever cricket match.
“By a long way. I can’t think of a game that’s come close. Madness. I should be cheery about it, shouldn’t I?,” he said.