What is a Super Over in Cricket, how did England win the World Cup and are they getting a victory parade?

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ENGLAND won their first-ever men’s Cricket World Cup after a stunning end to the final against New Zealand.

A Super Over was required for Eoin Morgan and co to beat the Black Caps and end the 44-year wait.

England lifted the men’s Cricket World Cup for the first time ever after a dramatic Super Over contest
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What is a Super Over?

This is essentially the penalty shootout of the cricketing world.

Originally started in Twenty20 cricket, Sunday’s final was the first time it was used in One-Day Internationals.

It consists of each side batting one over and fielding for one over.

The team with the highest total wins, but if you concede two wickets, your over ends.

Each side gets to choose their batsmen and bowlers – with England using big hitters Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to bat, and Jofra Archer to bowl.

The team who batted last in regular time, bats first in the Super Over.

If the scores are still tied, as was the case in the England vs New Zealand game, then the team with the most boundaries during the Super Over, wins.


##How did England win the World Cup?

New Zealand posted a of 241/8, with England needing 242 to win.

Heading into the 49th over, the hosts needed 14 to draw or 15 to win.

Two lucky sixes, including the ball ricocheting off of Ben Stokes’ bat to go for a four along with the two singles, pushing England on the verge of victory – but only got one of their last ball to take it to a Super Over.

In the Super Over, England batted first, posting a score of 15/0 including two boundaries.

New Zealand looked on course to win, needing two off the final ball – but could only manage one.

Even though they drew, the Black Caps had only managed one boundary, meaning England were the winners.

Will there be a victory parade?

Most teams, whether international or at club level, hold a victory parade after a major success.

Liverpool held one for their Champions League win, while Manchester City had a massive celebration when they lifted the Premier League and FA Cup in football.

But England cricketers will not get their own parade after ECB deemed there is not enough time between the final and their Ashes warm-up Test on July 24 at Lord’s.

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