Archer: 2019 WC Win Still Gives Goosebumps

Jofra Archer.

England pacer Jofra Archer on Tuesday said the World Cup winning moment last year on this day still gives him goosebumps.

“How’s it been a year already? Still gives me goosebumps to this day,” Archer said in a tweet.

Archer was a key figure in England’s World Cup journey as they beat New Zealand on the account of their superior boundary count in the final.

Earlier, England captain Eoin Morgan jogged down the memory lane and recalled the time he created history by becoming the first England captain to lift the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

London: England captain Eoin Morgan with 2019 World Cup at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on July 15, 2019. It took them 44 years, but England have finally done it. Neither a tied game, nor a spirited New Zealand could stop England from bringing the trophy home at the Lord’s on Sunday. It finally took a Super Over for England to be crowned winners of the 2019 World Cup.

Morgan recollected that one particular moment when he thought the final at the Lord’s had slipped away from their grasp. On the fourth ball of the penultimate over of the England chase, Ben Stokes hit a slower one from Jimmy Neesham in the air towards Trent Boult, who was fielding at long-on.

“There’s only one (moment of doubt) for me and it probably came to me the second time I watched it,” Morgan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“Jimmy Neesham’s bowling to Ben, he bowls a slower ball, Ben hits it down to long-on and I remember the ball being in the air and you can see the trajectory of the ball — and you full well know when you hit it up the hill you have to absolutely smoke it to hit it for six.

“And it’s gone high and not quite as long as he’d liked and for a minute I just thought ‘That’s it, it’s over, Ben’s out, we still need 15 an over’ — that’s when I thought for a split second we were dead and buried,” he added.

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