Boult fell over boundary from Stokes shot to hand England World Cup

Trent Boult gave England the ultimate reprieve in their epic World Cup final win as he stood on the boundary.
Ben Stokes had sent the ball flying towards the edge of the field with the hosts needing another 22 runs from their remaining nine balls.
But with Boult hovering under the dropping ball, it seemed as though England's most dangerous remaining player was going to be heading away from the crease.
However, the New Zealand star stumbled while catching the ball and stepped on the boundary rope before falling over backwards.
That meant that rather than dismissing Stokes, he handed him six more runs and put England en route to another chance.
Martin Guptill, stood next to Boult, immediately knew that his team-mate had given Stokes another shot at winning the trophy for England.
They would pick it up after an incredible conclusion to the game that saw them take it to a super over.
England scored two boundaries and managed 15 runs, while New Zealand tied that figure.
Yet they only managed one boundary, meaning that England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time in their history.
Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan summed it up, commenting: 'He thought he was a metre inside, he was casual and stepped back and trod on the boundary!'
Stokes admitted his delight after the game: 'I'm pretty lost for words. All the hard work over four years, to get here and be champions of the world it's an amazing feeling. I'm pretty done.'

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