LONDON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat in the final of the Cricket World Cup against England which will produce a new 50-overs champion at the Lord’s on Sunday.Morning drizzle, which had forced covers on the pitch, delayed start of the match by 15 minutes and the sky was still overcast at the time of the toss.”We’ll bat first, it’s a tough decision,” Williamson said.”It’s a bat-first surface but if you look above, it adds confusion. The semi-final was a really good game of cricket and a tough battle for the boys. It’s given us confidence for today.”New Zealand fielded the same team who beat India in the first semi-final in Manchester.England are playing their fourth World Cup final, against last edition’s runners-up New Zealand.Home captain Eoin Morgan said he was not too disappointed having lost the toss.”Not at all bothered by losing the toss. It was a bit of a 50-50 call and with the overhead conditions I might have leaned towards bowling first. Whichever team plays well will lift the trophy,” he said.England also retained the same XI who had thumped Australia in the second semi-final with opener Jonny Bairstow overcoming a… Read full this story
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