England fast bowler Liam Plunkett achieved a rare feat in the World Cup final. Plunkett who returned with the figures of 3-42 in the final against New Zealand became the oldest player to take three wickets in the World Cup final at 34 years and 99 days. The fast bowler was right on the money with his bowling and he was accurate with his line and length.
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Meanwhile, Liam Plunkett was able to get the better of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. Plunkett had pitched the ball up to the Kiwis captain and he was able to get a faint edge. Marais Erasmus gave the decision in favour of the Blackcaps but Eoin Morgan decided to take the review. There was an edge on the ultra edge and the umpire had to change the decision.
Plunkett was right on the money.
Subsequently, Henry Nicholls played back on to his stumps and Plunkett was able to get two wickets for England to put their noses ahead. Furthermore, the fast bowler was able to take the wicket of James Neesham who found Joe Root and it was a soft dismissal.
Plunkett bowled with a cross seam and got extra bounce from the surface. Thus, Plunkett was able to deliver the goods with the ball when it mattered the most in the final.
On the other hand, England needs to chase 242 runs in the final to become the World Champions for the first time. Henry Nicholls scored a fine knock of 55 runs whereas Tom Latham scored 47 runs.
England had beaten Australia in the semifinal contest convincingly by eight wickets and had 107 balls to spare.