England won by virtue of hitting more boundaries in the match.
“Pretty lost for words,” said an exhausted Stokes. “All the hard work over that four years to get here and we’re champions of the world. It’s an amazing feeling.”
After Eoin Morgan’s side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand’s 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team.
England’s Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler took 15 off Trent Boult’s over.
Jofra Archer bowled England’s over against Martin Guptill and Jimmy Neesham,
With two runs required off the final ball, wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and Jason Roy combined to run out Guptill as he came back for the second.
Both sides finished on 15 so England won due to a tie-break rule because they hit more boundaries.