New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was a little confused and understandably devastated after his team lost the World Cup final to England in bizarre circumstances at Lord’s on Sunday.
“I don’t know how they won it, was it boundaries or something?,” Williamson said.
“Gutted, the guys put in a huge effort to get this opportunity, to pretty much do all you could and still not get across the line,” he told a news conference.
England were struggling in their chase and benefited from a huge slice of luck in the final over when a New Zealand throw-in hit Ben Stokes’s bat and went to the boundary.
“A couple of uncontrollables today that are pretty hard to swallow but we take nothing away from England today and through the tournament they are deserved winners,” Williamson said.
New Zealand were happy with the total they posted after electing to bat on a pitch which was tricky to score quickly on.
“We knew 250–260 wasn’t easy to get, you saw in the first 10 overs the movement, we were able to pick up some early wickets. Our bowlers were putting ball in great areas,” Williamson said.