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Proud skipper: Eoin Morgan
Proud skipper: Eoin Morgan

By Rory Dollard

An emotional England skipper Eoin Morgan was bursting with pride last night after his side claimed their maiden World Cup triumph in the most dramatic fashion, edging out New Zealand after an unprecedented Super Over.

In an electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece and England were crowned world champions by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes - 26 to New Zealand's 17 - in the entire match.

"We find it hard to play on wickets like that - as many good teams around the world do - but it was about playing cricket to get over the line and we managed to do that and it means the world to us," said Morgan.

"This has been a four-year journey and we have developed a lot over those four years, but particularly in the last two."

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