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ICC World Cup 2019: No one lost the final, says Kane Williamson | cricket

"Nobody lost the final," said New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Tuesday when his team tried to cope with the blood-curdling defeat against England during the World Cup's biggest top conflict. Cricketers, current and former, shared the pain of New Zealand in losing the title on border count with many of them asking for a "serious look" as a rule, struck as "absurd."

"At the end of the day there was nothing that separated us, nobody lost the final, but there was a crowned winner and that's it," Williamson told Newstalk ZB.

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Widely praised for the grace with which he and his party accepted the defeat, Williamson said they had joined the rules that applied to the tournament.

New Zealand lost to England on Lord & # 39; s on Sunday due to inferior border count (16 in 50 overs to hosts & # 39; 24) after both the regulation 50 overs and the Super Over ended in tires.

"I guess you never thought you should ask that question and I never thought I should answer it (smiling)," Williamson's first reaction was when he was asked about the rule.

"While the emotions are raw, it is quite difficult to swallow if two teams have really worked very hard to reach this moment on time.

"If there are two attempts to separate them from a winner and a loser, it may still not shine with one side, you know," said Williamson, one of the best gentlemen who played the sport.

Choosing to braid, New Zealand had set a modest 241 for eight. In response, England ended up with the same score that led to the one-over eliminator.

In the Super Over, England hit the first and the duo of Ben Stokes, who kept the hosts in the game with a stunning 84 of 98 balls and Jos Buttler made 15.

New Zealand also finished on the same score, but for the loss of one wicket, which paved the way for an English victory over the number of limits.

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July 16, 2019 11:40 IST

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