Cumbria’s Ben Stokes played a starring role as England won the Cricket World Cup after an absolutely extraordinary final against New Zealand at Lord’s.

In a match that will go down in sporting history, England took the trophy for the first time ever as they hit more boundaries in their innings, after not even a super over could separate the two teams.

New Zealand posted 241-8 from their 50 over after winning the toss and choosing to bat on what turned out to be a sticky and slow wicket, with opener Henry Nicholls top-scoring for the Black Caps with 55.

England were good with the ball, with Chris Woakes taking 3-37 and Liam Plunkett 3-42, but New Zealand matched their efforts in reduced the hosts to 86-4.

A fifth-wicket partnership between Stokes and Joe Buttler (55) worth 110 gave England hope again. However, they still needed 15 off the final over.

Stokes smashed the third ball of that as they were all out for 241, after run-outs for Adil Rashid and Mark Wood as Stokes finished unbeaten on 84 off 98 balls.

Into the super over, and in an atmosphere the likes of which has never been heard at Lord’s before, England went first and Stokes and Buttler helped them to 15 runs off Jimmy Neesham.

Amazingly, New Zealand matched that total off Jofra Archer, but because England hit 26 boundaries to the Black Caps’ 17, they took the victory.