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  • England in first World Cup final since 1992
  • Neither England or New Zealand have ever won the Cricket World Cup
  • England XI: Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan, Stokes, Buttler, Woakes, Plunkett, Rashid, Archer, Wood
  • New Zealand XI: Guptill, Nicholls, Williamson, Taylor, Neesham, De Grandhomme, Latham, Santner, Henry, Boult, Ferguson

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England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord’s (Image: GETTY)

New Zealand 24-0 (5ov)

Couple of singles off that Woakes over. England will be eager to get a breakthrough. 

New Zealand 22-0 (4ov)

First six of the final as Guptill uppercuts one over third man before powering one down the ground for four. Good over for New Zealand, 12 off it.

New Zealand 10-0 (3ov)

Woakes again and he nips one back to Nicholls and strikes the pad. The umpire’s finger goes up but there’s a review. No bat but it’s going over the top, Nicholls survives! And Nicholls is off the mark with a clip to the legside.

New Zealand 8-0 (2ov)

Jofra Archer takes the second over and there’s an appeal from England for caught behind but it’s not given and there’s no review. Rightly so, it clips Guptill’s back hip. Three from the over. There is movement.

New Zealand 5-0 (1ov)

Chris Woakes starts with a wide as Jerusalem belts out. Guptill then finds a gap and he’s off the mark with a boundary. Arguably a touch short from Woakes that over. 

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord's

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord’s (Image: GETTY)

Play…

10.44am: The teams are out, the national anthems have been sung.

It will be Chris Woakes to bowl the first over and he’s against Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls.

Predictions

10.30am: A number of big names have had their say on who will be victorious today.

And you don’t get much bigger than these two in the cricket world.

Kevin Pietersen: “You’ve made it to the home of cricket, I’m thinking an easy WIN for England!”

Shane Warne: “I think England have too many match winners and will lift the trophy.”

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord's

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord’s (Image: GETTY)

Toss news

10.15am: So, we’ve had a minor delay but the toss has been had.

New Zealand win the toss and choose to bat – can England get early wickets?

Both teams are unchanged from their semi-finals. You can see those at the top of this page.

Despite the slight delay, we won’t lose any overs. Play to begin in 30 minutes.

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord's

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord’s (Image: GETTY)

Bad news!

9.55am: The early rain has caused a delay, though only a small one.

The toss will now be at 10.15am with the start at 10.45am.

Free to air

9.45am: For the first time since 2005, England’s cricket team are available to watch for everyone.

The match will be shown live on Channel 4, moving over to More4 while the Formula 1 is on.

The match is also on Sky Sports, who said: “Because England have reached the final, we want to make this a match that is available to everyone so the whole country can be part of a rare and special big sporting moment.

“Should England go on to win their first ever 50-over World Cup, and here in England no less, we want as many people as possible to celebrate what could be a ‘once in a generation’ moment.”

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord's

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord’s (Image: GETTY)

‘It would mean everything’

9.30am: England captain Eoin Morgan knows just how big today is.

“It would mean everything to win it,” he said.

“The good faith, support and enthusiasm we’ve been shown in the tournament has been brilliant. It’s a huge privilege to play in a World Cup final.

“It is an opportunity to win the World Cup, but also an opportunity to sell this great game that we love on a huge platform.”

England are in their first Cricket World Cup final since being beaten in 1992

England are in their first Cricket World Cup final since being beaten in 1992 (Image: GETTY)

Big day

9.15am: Is this the biggest day in English cricket history? Maybe.

That the final is on free to air TV – Channel 4 – shows just how big it is.

It’s England’s first final since 1992 and the Three Lions have lost all three finals they have been in.

New Zealand are in their second ever final having lost to Australia four years ago.

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord's

England vs New Zealand LIVE: Cricket World Cup final updates, team news and toss at Lord’s (Image: GETTY)

Hello all…

9am: Welcome to Express Sport’s coverage of the Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand.

There has been some early morning rain at Lord’s but it’s one of the quickest drying pitches in the world.

Toss is due at 10am and it could be a crucial one.

England beat Australia in their semi-final by chasing but New Zealand defended against India.



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