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ICC World Cup Final | Would Have Taken This Total Before The Match Started: Plunkett

Plunkett picked up the wickets of Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson and James Neesham, finishing with figures of 10-0-42-3.

Cricketnext Staff |July 14, 2019, 7:42 PM IST
ICC World Cup Final | Would Have Taken This Total Before The Match Started: Plunkett

England fast bowler Liam Plunkett, speaking at the end of the first innings at Lord’s after New Zealand posted 241/8 in the World Cup final said that he would have “snapped your hand off” at the prospect of New Zealand posting the total that they did, before the match started.

“New Zealand are a good batting team and hopefully we can chase that total down now, but I would have snapped your hand off (at the prospect of New Zealand making that score)," Plunkett said.

Plunkett picked up the wickets of Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson and James Neesham, finishing with figures of 10-0-42-3.

“It's nice to know my role. I tried to smash the pitch, use my variations and hope for the batsman to make a mistake. I look to use cross-seamed deliveries a lot and the seam up is more of a variation for me,” he said.

“It's something that has worked for me for the last four years so I'm not going to change that. Sometimes it doesn’t feel real (playing and performing for his country in the World Cup final).

“It is nice to be a part of this occasion. It's a good pitch, we bowled tight lines and restricted New Zealand.”

This is England's fourth World Cup final and Eoin Morgan will be hoping that the batsmen can finish off the job in the second innings.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 3241 112
3 South Africa 3177 102
4 England 4593 102
5 Australia 3672 102
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7364 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10071 258
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