England’s Jos Buttler celebrates after running out New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to swal the World Cup for the hosts. Photo: AP England’s Jos Buttler celebrates after running out New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to swal the World Cup for the hosts. Photo: AP
England’s Jos Buttler celebrates after running out New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to swal the World Cup for the hosts. Photo: AP
Paul Ryding
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Ryding

Was England’s Cricket World Cup triumph over New Zealand the luckiest in sporting history?

  • The hosts rode their luck several times during a captivating finale
  • New Zealand looked easy favourites to claim the Cup for most of England’s innings

England’s Jos Buttler celebrates after running out New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to swal the World Cup for the hosts. Photo: AP England’s Jos Buttler celebrates after running out New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to swal the World Cup for the hosts. Photo: AP
England’s Jos Buttler celebrates after running out New Zealand’s Martin Guptill to swal the World Cup for the hosts. Photo: AP
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Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics took him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him there until now. He spent eight years in Beijing before moving to Hong Kong in 2015.