Published: Sun, July 14, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Kane Williamson breaks another record at World Cup

Kane Williamson breaks another record at World Cup

New Zealanders are expected to bet about $1.5 million on the Cricket World Cup final tonight, making it the biggest event of the year for the TAB.

New Zealand were beaten finalists four years ago.

It's the addition of Jofra Archer to the squad that has taken numerous headlines at the World Cup so far, but Mark Wood's pace should not be forgotten. England secured their place in the final following an 8-wicket victory against defending champions Australia in the second semi-final.

Pacemen Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes destroyed the top order, leg-spinner Adil Rashid chipped in and the dynamic duo of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow launched the run chase with another blistering century partnership.

Regardless of the result on Sunday, Morgan's team have shown that it will be no longer acceptable for England to turn up to a World Cup underprepared, like they did so often in the past.

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Sports fans arriving by Tube for the final of the Cricket World Cup will find themselves greeted by BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew. Coming into this tournament from the start, they were favourites and they've been playing really good cricket.

"A lot of people say that on a number of occasions which is great, and I think England rightly so deserve to be favourites", the Black Caps skipper said on the eve of the match at the iconic Lord's.

New Zealand are 22-0 after four overs as they face off against England in the final of the Cricket World Cup at Lord's on Sunday.

It has been a spectacular World Cup for Williamson who has been in outstanding form in the tournament.

England captain Eoin Morgan said it would have been a "50/50 call" and was "not at all" disappointed to be bowling first.

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