England won the world cup in the most controversial fashion yesterday as the match and the Super Over ended in a tie.
On being asked if “the luck of an Irishman” had England over the line in the final of the World Cup, Dublin-born England captain Eoin Morgan said, “We had Allah with us as well.” “I spoke to Adil Rashid. He said…’ Allah is definitely with us.’ It’s the rub of the green. It actually epitomizes our team. Quite diverse backgrounds and cultures,” said Morgan, who is the first captain to lead England in two World Cups.
In the most exciting World Cup final in the 44-year history of the tournament at the iconic Lord’s on Sunday, the match ended in a tie after 100 overs as both teams scored 241 runs and even the Super Over succeeding it concluded in a tie with both sides making 15 runs. But England was declared champions as they had hit more boundaries.