LONDON – IOL Sport man on the ground in London, Zaahier Adams highlights the plays of the day for the #CWC19 Final in London on Sunday.
England’s 12th man
Marais Erasmus was guilty of two decisions that heavily influenced the final outcome. Ross Taylor was his first victim when the umpire sent him back to the pavilion, despite the ball clearly heading over the stumps. Secondly, Erasmus held back when Trent Boult struck Jason Roy on the pads first ball of England’s innings. Although New Zealand reviewed the decision, it was deemed “umpire’s call” and Roy survived.
The Middle-Overs Master
Liam Plunkett knows his job when he’s called upon. And he’s also bloody good at. On the grandest stage of all, he delivered yet again picking up the crucial scalps of Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls and Jimmy Neesham.