The stats that matter:Two is fine as it is one over from each end. Was surprised the ICC transferred the T20 super over rules over to ODI's.
No matter which team won it was going to contain the first New Zealander to win a World Cup.
No matter which team won it was going to contain the first African to win a World Cup.
I texted both Jos Butler and Chris Woakes after the match to congratulate them on being the only English players to ever win a World Cup.
I texted Joe Root to congratulate him on being the first Yorkshireman to ever win a World Cup, and for beating fellow Yorky Geoff Boycott's record for slow scoring in a WC final by compiling a stylish 7, off 30 deliveries.
I texted Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett to congratulate them on being the first Geordie speaking winners of the World Cup.
England had 10 member nations off the ICC cheering them on to World Cup glory, after all, they were all being represented in the victorious team.
Congratulations to England for being the first franchise to win a World Cup.
Congratulations to England for being the first team to win a World Cup without winning a World Cup final.
Congratulations to Ben Stokes for inventing a new shot that won his team the World Cup....the sprawling overthrow deflector.
Congratulations to England for being the first team to win a World Cup due to a single act of disgracefully bad sportsmanship.
Congratulations to Ben Stokes, who according to commentator Ian Smith became the first man to win a World Cup with mental fatigue on his face. Whatever mental fatigue on your face is.
Congratulations to the ICC for creating the most fake drama in any world event in any sport ever recorded.
Congratulations to the 10 teams who played in the World Cup for providing the most mixed up form of any World Cup yet played. There were more examples of team A beats team B and then team B beats team A, or team A beats team B then team B beats team C but wait a minute, team C magically beats team A than all previous World Cups combined. This was of course because in this particular World Cup the teams were "so even" and "any team could beat any other team on ""any given day"" ." None of the semi finals or the final was won by a team who had beaten their opponent in the round robin stage, whatever a round robin stage is. There was even an example of team A smashes team B(England over South Africa by 104 runs) who beats team C(South Africa over Australia by 10 runs) who beats team D(Australia over Pakistan by 41 runs) who beats team E(Pakistan over New Zealand by 6 wickets with 5 balls to spare) who marmalises team F(New Zealand over Sri Lanka by 10 wickets with no less than 203 balls to spare) who then magically beats team A(Sri Lanka over England by 20 runs in one of the most perplexingly stupendous 175 runs +16 wickets + 208 balls to spare form reversals ever seen outside of the IPL...wait a minute, did I just say outside the IPL?). Don't worry though, all is not lost, we can gain reassurance from the fact team A went on to recover from this egregious form reversal and tie a final and super over tie breaker with team E, thus naturally winning the whole thing.
Congratulations to Jason Roy for being "the difference" that turned England's World Cup around. It was, apparently, your strut, your self belief, your lack of previous mental scarring, your lack of fear, that turned England from lowly Sri Lanka's b1tches to World Cup winners in a matter of three weeks.
Congratulations to the army of cricket fans world wide for your loyalty to this very strange sport.
Congratulations to the ICC for disinviting the known corruptors from the World Cup and asking any that you saw there to leave immediately, thank god you can't communicate with cricketers without approaching them in a hotel lobby in full view of the ICC's small army of extremely diligent anti-corruption staff. Thank god the sport is in such safe hands.