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‘It’s crap!’: Darren Lehmann slams World Cup final result

Macquarie National News

England has claimed it’s first ever World Cup title by defeating New Zealand by count-back in what’s being hailed the greatest game of cricket ever seen.

How it unfolded:

  • NZ sets 241
  • England ties the 241 runs after 50 overs and a last-ball run out
  • England scores 14 in Super Over
  • NZ also scores 14, again with a last-ball wicket
  • England wins as they scored more boundaries

Former Australian coach Darren Lehmann, fresh from the Macquarie Sports Radio commentary box, says the boundary count-back system had ruined a phenomenal game.

“It’s crap, we’ve got to move on from that,” he said.

“Play another Super Over, or share the trophy.

“There didn’t need to be a loser, that’s how good the game was.”

Despite the disappointing method of deciding the winner, Boof told Macquarie Radio the match was like nothing he had seen in a lifetime of cricket.

“I’ve just witnessed the best game of cricket I’ve ever seen,” he said.

“We were almost crying, calling the game. It was unbelievable.”

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