England ended a 44-year drought when they clinched their maiden World Cup title by defeating New Zealand in an enthralling final, where the boundary count separated the sides after both the 50-over game and the Super Over ended in ties, at Lord’s in London on Sunday.
Following the pulsating match, news of England’s triumph dominated the front and back pages of various newspapers across the United Kingdom.
‘Who said cricket was boring?’ read the front page of Monday’s The Daily Telegraph with a picture of the England team celebrating with the trophy. The newspaper went on to say ‘Who knows? There may be a future Ben Stokes or Jofra Archer ready to keep the game healthy into another generation.’
News of England’s triumph was headlined as ‘Howzat for a game of cricket!’ on the cover of The Independent.
The Sun, however, went with a short headline that reflected how the game had kept fans on the edge of their seats till the very last minute. ‘WOWZAT!’ read the UK based daily’s headline. The paper also called it ‘the most sensational climax the sport has ever seen’.
Perhaps the Daily Express had run out of words to express such a scintillating victory though as their headline read ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD!’
London based newspaper ‘I’ just went for a simple story with a plain headline, ‘World champions’, with a picture of the England team lifting the trophy in the background. However, the newspaper mentioned that this incredible day of UK sporting drama will be cherished for years.