will be remembered for many reasons besides being the greatest CWC final ever, it brought a rapid heartbeat to what otherwise has been a generally dull tournament and became the second most watched team sport with a TV audience of over 2.5 billion. A mighty achievement considering cricket is an unknown in many countries and it's for those reasons that the 2023CWC will be bigger and better. The final will be remembered around many a campfire conversation and wherever cricket lovers gather. Personally, it ranks alongside the 1995RWC final for in many ways it is a story of David vs Goliath and even as a neutral I couldn't help being gripped by the same emotions I experienced in that most memorable rugby final. The final over was the icing on the cake, it not only showcased the great game of cricket,it also showcased that cricket is only second to soccer as a team sport.
Hard luck Kiwis, it's sad to lose in the way you did, I feel your pain. The result should have been done and dusted in the first hour of England batting, how they survived with wickets intact we'll never know but the Black Caps were denied at least three early big scalps. Let's just say that England were lucky. If it's any consolation I believe the Black Caps, all things being equal, will have most of the same players at the next WC sans Guptill and Taylor both of whom had little or no impact in the CWC2019 final.
In summary, none of Kane Williamson, Kholi, Joe Root and Warner distinguished themselves in the semi-finals or finals.
New Zealand were one of two teams who failed to score three hundred runs at any stage of the competition, the other was Bangladesh.
The wickets started off favoring the bat but to the latter part of the tournament it favored the ball...the quicks not spin.
Farewell to the once awesome Chris Gayle and "Slinger" Malinga, both well known characters and furniture of the game.
The Proteas remain the laughing stock of the cricket world, Faf remains my captain with reputation and respect as solid as the Bank of England.