England beat New Zealand in a thrilling final at Lord’s on Sunday to win their first ever World Cup trophy. The hosts tasted success at the World Cup after losing four World Cup finals. This was also their first-ever triumph in ICC 50-over tournaments. The much-awaited game lived up to the expectations as both the teams gave it their all on the field.
Both England and New Zealand scored 241 in their 50 overs. Ben Stokes had the chance to win it for England when his side needed 2 from the final ball. However, he could score just one and was run-out while taking the double. In the super over, England scored 15. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler hit one boundary each to guide their team to a good score.
In reply, New Zealand started really well. The first ball was a wide before James Neesham took a double. On the second ball, he hammered Archer for a maximum to put New Zealand on top. With seven needed from four balls, New Zealand were the favourites to win the thrilling clash. The equation was finally down to 2 runs from the last delivery.
But Martin Guptill was run-out while he was trying to take a non-existing double. With neither the first 100 overs nor the super overs being able to decide the winners, England were declared the winners for hitting more number of boundaries. England hit 26 boundaries in the match while New Zealand hit 17.
England players celebrated wildly after the historic win. But amidst the celebration, a unique sight was witnessed when England spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid decided not to celebrate with their teammates. As soon as their teammates opened the champagne bottles, both Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali ran away for covers.
Omg I’m laughing so much Pree Moeen Ali & Rashids facial reaction to the champagne celebration! 🤣🤣 Real Muslim brothers! 😂🤣❤️ pic.twitter.com/Hydv5qXLKN
— Haider Ali (@HaiderAkhtar1) July 14, 2019
Quite a number of fans could not understand the motive behind Rashid and Ali’s actions. Well, both Ali and Rashid are devout Muslims and their religion forbids the consumption of alcohol. Thus the two ran away from the podium to avoid any contact with the alcohol.