England won the World Cup for the first time by setting more boundaries than New Zealand. After both the regulation match and a rare Super Over ended up tied at Lord’s, sparking wild celebratory scenes at the cricket house.
The Queen tweeted: “Prince Philip and I sent our sincere congratulations to England’s men’s cricket team after such an exciting victory in World Cup final.”
In another tweet, the queen praised New Zealand’s runners-up. She said, “I also extend my commotions to New Zealand, who competed so admirably in today’s contest and throughout the tournament.”
Britain’s Royal Mail postal service announced that it would mark both the World Cup. England’s victory at the 2017 Women’s World Cup with a number of special stamps.
The Royal Mail will also decorate 15 blank mailboxes with a stylized gold cricket bat, ball and bat to achieve England teams on host grounds. And in places of importance to men’s captain Eoin Morgan and 2017 women’s captain Heather Knight.
The painting will be carried out for three months and will be supplemented with permanent gold plates.