New Zealand required two from the last ball. Martin Guptill was on strike and Jofra Archer was the bowler. The right-hander played the ball towards cow corner and came back for the second. But Jason Roy was accurate in his throw and Guptill was short of his ground. It took some seconds for the New Zealand opener to sink in the feeling when James Neesham and Chris Woakes came to console him.
It was agony for New Zealand. A bad dream that will continue to haunt them for the rest of their life. Thus, it was a heartbreaking finale for the New Zealand team. The grief and sadness were written all over the face of Guptill as it was the toughest of pills for the Blackcaps.
Guptill was not able to believe the loss as England clinched the title for the first time on the basis of boundary count.
Meanwhile, it was a mundane World Cup for Martin Guptill with the bat. The gun fielder had helped the Kiwis in sealing their final berth when he had hit the bullseye to run out India’s former skipper MS Dhoni who was changing the match on its head.
Subsequently, New Zealand played one of the best finals of the World Cup history against England. Guptill said that he can’t believe it’s been one week once the final of the tournament. The right-hander said it was an honour to represent New Zealand in the World Cup. Furthermore, Guptill gave his gratitude to all the fans who supported the Kiwis in the tournament.
Guptill post read as, “Hard to believe it’s been a week since that incredible Final at Lords. I think it was both the best and worst day of my cricketing life! So many different emotions, but mainly proud to represent New Zealand and play for the @blackcapsnz alongside a great group of mates. Thank you to everyone for all your support, it has been amazing. ??”.
Here is Guptill’s post: