World Cup final reaction: ‘I’m pretty lost for words’

Here's how England's players reacted this morning to a stunning World Cup final win over New Zealand that required a Super Over.

Captain Eoin Morgan: "There wasn't a lot in that game. I'd like to commiserate with Kane (Williamson). The fight, the spirit they showed. I thought it was a hard, hard game. This has been a four-year journey. We've developed a lot over those years, particularly the last two. To get over the line today means the world to us. The guys in the middle keep us cool, the way they play, the experience. It's calming at times. Not a lot between the teams. Just delighted we're lifting the trophy today. As long as he wasn't too cooked [sending Stokes back out for the Super Over]. Full credit to those two boys and Jofra. Every time he plays, he improves. The world is really at his feet at the moment."

Ben Stokes: "I'm pretty lost for words. All the hard work over four years to get here, and to be champions of the world is an amazing feeling. Playing against New Zealand is always a great event to be a part of. They're a seriously good team, they're a bunch of good lads. I spoke to Kane, I apologised (for the deflection for overthrows). We backed the new kid, Jofra Archer, the talent that he's got, he showed the world today. The lads, in this one-day team, the Test team, my family, their support has been massive."

England have toppled New Zealand to become world champions.

England have toppled New Zealand to become world champions.Credit:AP


Jofra Archer: "Pretty sure I was going to bowl it (final over). Just had a double-check with Morgs (Morgan). (It's) probably the biggest thing (in his life). The way the guys started in this tournament from the beginning, would've been disappointing not to win. They've been a family to me."

Joe Root: "It's almost written in the stars for Ben [Stokes]. Everything he's gone through, I can't be more proud and pleased for him."

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