Published: Thu, July 18, 2019
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Black Caps 'ready to go' for Test Championship after World Cup heartbreak

Black Caps 'ready to go' for Test Championship after World Cup heartbreak

Coming to terms with the heart-wrenching defeat against England in the World Cup title clash, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said that "no one lost the final but there was a crowned winner".

"Obviously, we're all hurting and we're sorry for letting everyone down".

England were crowned champions due to the superior boundary count after both 50-over match and Super Over ended in a tie. He also bowled the super over and was hit for 15 runs. "Somehow I was hit for six along the ground which I've never had happen before". "But you know, you just wonder those little kind of things that went your way, or didn't go your way or whatever, it could've been a totally different game", Boult said. The New Zealand cricketer admitted that it was a unique situation for them to see the scores level after the super over and still be on the losing side.

Boult finished with 17 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 28.17 and strike rate of 31.80.

New Zealand were so close yet so far and were extremely unfortunate to miss out on a World Cup glory in that manner. "No offence but we didn't hear too much of what was going on back home unless you really scouted it off", he said. "Even when Jadeja was playing big shots in semi-final, he was calm and in the end, the result was in his favour", Tendulkar was quoted as saying.

Boult said the final over - in which the Black Caps conceded a controversial six runs after a throw from Martin Guptill struck a diving Ben Stokes' bat and sped to the boundary, effectively sending the final into a Super Over - continued to haunt him.

After the win, England became the sixth team to lift the World Cup. Probably gonna walk my dog along the beach and try and put it aside.

He even said that he would want to walk his dog on the beach in a bid to forget the experience and termed it something that will be hard to forget even over a few years.

As for the row over the extra run, the rule clearly states that five runs, and not six, should have been awarded to England in the given situation by umpire Kumar Dharmasena of Sri Lanka.

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