Nobody lost the final of the World Cup: Kane Williamson
WELLINGTON: Nobody lost the final, the captain of New Zealand Kane Williamson he said on Tuesday as his team tried to reach an agreement with the heartbreaking defeat against England in the biggest match of the World Cup summit.
Cricket players, current and former, shared the pain of New Zealand after losing the title in count of limits Many of them asked for a serious look at the rule, described as absurd.
At the end of the day, nothing separated us, nobody lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and there it is, said Williamson.
Enlarged praised for the grace with which he and his team accepted the defeat, Williamson said they had signed the rules that governed the tournament.
His team lost the final at Lord's on Sunday due to inferior count of limits (17 versus the hosts' 26) after both the regulation 50 overs and the Super on It ended in draws.
I guess he never thought I'd have to ask that question and I never thought I'd have to answer it (smiling), it was Williamson's first reaction when asked about the rule.
While the emotions are raw, it is quite difficult to swallow when two teams have worked very, very hard to get to this moment.
When a kind of two attempts to separate them with a winner and a loser still does not seem to shine with one side, you know, said Williamson, one of the best gentlemen who practice this sport.
Opting to hit, New Zealand had put a modest 241 by eight. In response, England finished with the same score that led the eliminator in one fell swoop.
In the Super on , England batted first and the duo of Ben Stokes , which kept the hosts in the game with a brilliant 84 of 98 balls, and Jos Buttler done 15.
New Zealand also ended at the same score but for the loss of one wicket, paving the way for an English victory on count of limits .