EDITORIAL:

Like the distraught Martin Guptill, New Zealand needed consoling after the agonisingly close Cricket World Cup final yesterday.

Guptill, who batted twice in the final — just one of many twists and turns in a memorable encounter — seemed crestfallen that he had failed to punch that last ball of the super over through the circle of England players.

A super over, cricket's answer to a penalty shootout. Who knew about them before this thrilling contest?

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In the end Guptill missed his ground by the narrowest of margins and was run out by the length of his bat. For

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