Watch England fans’ crazy celebrations at Trafalgar Square after dramatic victory

Updated: 26/11/2023


The match was decided by a super over

England fans celebrated wildly in Trafalgar Square after the country won the Cricket World Cup for the first time on Sunday.

The hosts and New Zealand remarkably finished level on scores after 50 overs and so the tournament came down to a crucial, deciding super-over.

Both teams scored 241 from their 50 overs and each had to bat again in the rare super-over.

The six-ball shootout had only occurred 11 times in international history and never before in an ODI.

Remarkably, the teams went blow-for-blow once again, with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler hitting 15 for England off Trent Boult before Jofra Archer conceded 14 off his first five deliveries.

The Barbados-born bowler, the least experienced player on either side, held his nerve as Martin Guptill forced the ball into the off-side and came back for a second that would have taken the trophy.

Enter Jason Roy, who picked up cleanly despite unimaginable pressure and hurled a flat, decisive throw towards Jos Buttler, who scattered the stumps as Guptill scrambled.

While the super over scores were level, it was England who clinched the trophy having scored more boundaries in their innings.

At the fan zone in Trafalgar Square, this moment was met with crazy scenes as English fans celebrated the historic triumph.

You can watch videos of the moment the fan zone erupted above.

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