With a wide, Chris Woakes, of all the people – Mr. Immaculate. Martin Guptill throws a kitchen sink on him and misses him.
"Engels join from Norway" says Brendan Large. "Absolutely brick … we finally have the best team and it makes me nervous about the outcome! I must say that if we have to lose the NZ team looks a nice crowd of people who deserve little more credit than they seem.
"Watching the local fire station in Tasmania," says George Shufflebott. "Time is English as it gets, rainfall. Ironically, struggling to ignite the fire.
Hymns are in progress, NZ goes first. Cameras have a lot of black shirts in the crowd, which is good to see.
"There's a saying in cricket," says Rob Eastaway, author of the book "What's Googly?" On Twitter. "It was a good blow to lose." A nice little game theory. I think Eoin Morgan will be happy that he did not have to make a decision in these cloudy conditions.
If there is one thing we know about OBO readers, that is, you are a cosmopolitan bunch. "Kiwis (actually Scottish) is tuned," says Jane MacDonald, "but not from Wellington." I'm already confused, but I like it. "It's going to be OBOing all day like we would do at home. A little torn between the support of a very entertaining exciting England or Kiwi boy – they just hope for an exciting match. Continue with good OBO work (Marina Hyde has obviously refused) and love the Spin floor. "I totally agree – I was a guest on Thursday night and I was convinced that Emma John and her producer Geoff Jein were in it. They did something on Sundays that often last for years, and they created a distinct tone of voice, all the shrewd curiosity. Likewise, I had to testify to the oldest thing that ever existed. Emma and her guests are sitting around the table with small plastic cricketing players playing on a green field. In the set, excavated from the attic of Geoff Jein, the ball was missing, so Emma made one, using a dried pancake and some red nail polish.
NZ readers in the house! "I'm from Wellington," says Tom Middlemiss. "Maybe it's a Sunday night, but tomorrow it will be damned! Now I'll have to stay on the road by midnight to see the first 6 Kiw wickets – then set the alarm for 0300 to hear Roy / Bairstow break the total in the first 25 overs. We'll see, but excited, all the same !!!! "So, not only the English are prone to the reflection of pessimism.
"Grant here," says Grant Marjoribanks, "is currently flying from Doha to Sydney, the only time I've been grateful for the WiFi flight. I loved your piece at the first World Cup finale, so sharply." Ah, thanks. "I know that today It means a lot, and I respect it, but to be honest, I want NZ to win so much hurt. "Sports fans, eh, we're all crazy.
Both teams were unchanged because Jonny Bairstow, who in the semifinals pulled the muscle into the groin, passed in shape. A thought for Moeen Ali, an integral part of this England team over the past four years, has now been pushed by the rapid rise of Archer and the continued effectiveness of Plunketta.
England 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wkt), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Liam Plunkett, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.
New Zealand 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Henry Nicholls, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Tom Latham (wkt), 6 Colin de Grandhomme, 7 Jimmy Neesham, 8 Lockie Ferguson, 9 Mitchell Santner, 10 Matt Henry, 11 Trent Boult .
Reject: NZ win …
And they will burn, says Kane Wiliamson. The recent history is on their side, but time can help the bowlers in the beginning.
"Joining from Australia," says Tim. "Supports England. Do not worry about falling traffic for OBO. On TV, I had a 9 channel, TMS on the phone, via ABC Listen and OBO. Are not we happy in Oz, because all this content in the UK is freely available! "It must be there early in the evening – do you remain for the whole game? And I wonder if we have someone to fit with New Zealand, where it's already 9.10.
"I will not leave the Guardian OBO," says Andrew Harrison, "just because there is a (miraculous) live stream available here in Japan. Hoping neither Boult nor Henry would do Gary Gilmour on us. Pitch looks a little green. "Yes, we hope that no side starts collapse.
While we are waiting for this delayed throw – Drama! – Let's have some emails and tweets.
"I was thinking," says Tom van der Gucht, "should I watch cricket on Channel 4 rather than Sky. Partly to re-live the glorious years of ash in 2005 in the hope that, somewhere, where I look, I will empower the team because of the quantum interconnectedness of everything, or something … But also, if it gets a megalomaniac, it can speed up the return to more cricket on Earth television, apart from Bloody Hundreds. "
And here is Kim Thonger. "I have a hypothetical question. If, for example, one of the two captains noticed that the wing of the butterfly came very close to the coin in the air, and perhaps it touched him a little and changed his flight, and perhaps the outcome, could he ask for a review? "
And here's Gary Naylor. "I expect England to win." What? Are you crazy, Gary? Not because I thought, but because he said that. "Once they copied what other successful nations are doing in all sports and appeared in the finals with better players. Of course, there are no guarantees, but it does change. "Yes, England has more firepower with a stick. But this NZ attack can win matches, especially under a dense cloud.
Rain stops throwing
More news: the throw was delayed for a quarter of an hour (until 10.15 am), and the start (up to 10.45). This morning there was a sharp splash, and the journalist needs a little more time to dry the coin. Only in England.
If you are on Instagram, there is also an unforgettable message from Brendon McCullum. He put a photo of the two captains up – the one who is currently sitting at the top of this page, with Kane Williams, who suddenly looked at the camp. And he described him: "Two very good gentlemen. A lot of love for them both.
This is, in a small way, a wonderful piece of writing. The first sentence expresses the traditional value of cricket and could have been written at any time in the last century. The other could only be written in the last decade, as men with delay have become better at expressing their feelings. The two sentences together are strikingly uniform, reflecting the fact that McCullum's influence lies behind both captains. He was Williamson's predecessor and mentor – although Williamson was his own man, with his style, less gung ho and pragmatic. And he was also the inspiration of Eoin Morgan. Morgan's England, with their disrespect in rumors, is more like New Zealand than in New Zealand Williamson. McCullum is Dad – both sides.
And the prize for the first e-mail of the day – or the first one who did not send Rob – to Simon McMahon. "Morning Tim." Morning Simon. "A strange sense of calm settled down to me this morning, at least compared to last Thursday before the semifinals. I do not know if this is a good or a bad thing. Probably bad. In any case, whatever happens today, I think that both teams can be proud of their World Cup campaigns, and we hope the cricket is a winner. Yes, that's right. COME ON ENGLAND !!! COME TO HOME, CHILDREN !!! "It's an eternal struggle, is not it: between a child in us and an adult, a desperate fan and a sad viewer. In the danger of being too much, I touched it today in the Observer watch about going to the first World Cup final as a boy.
In the UK, the finals will be shown not only on Sky Sport, but also on Channel 4, as the cricket returns to Earth Television (though only one day) for the first time since the famous 2005 flight. This is great news for the English game, which is in serious danger of being a ghetto of middle class. But it's a damn terrible news for a co-operative association of live bloggers. There is every chance that our traffic in the UK will fall. So if you are reading now or planning to have two screens in a modern way, send us an email telling us where you are and what you think.
Rob Smyth will be later, but does he raise his feet in the meantime? He did not. "The last five ODIs on Lord's, including four games in this tournament, were the first to win the team," he writes. Do you feel, but are you coming? "But in the game before it started, England had 20 for six in South Africa."
Good morning everybody. Today is a great day. It's the final for men at Wimbledon. It's the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. Even as I discovered last night that I am driving home, the dog show at Rockingham. But then all this happens every year. In St John's Wood, in London, behind the corner of the Beatles, something is going on for 27 years. England is in the World Cup finals.
In 1992, England emerged in Melbourne. They bowed well enough against Imran Khan's Pakistan and had control of the game, until Wasim Akram had destroyed them with two spheres of the greatest reversal that you will ever look in disbelief. To find England in the World Cup final in England, you have to record a video of your life even further, by 1979. Yes, it's 40 years since these hosts finally reached their party. To remember that day, you must now be middle-aged; You have to declare it, you must be retired.
Latest news: There is another team in this game, and they come without the traces of such melancholic statistics. New Zealand has reached the second consecutive World Cup finals. But they have their version of 30 years injured, because they are eternal bridesmaids. They came to the Lord today with an incredible route, starting firmly, and then losing three games in a row, including one against England. But they are more than successful, they are under a lot of pressure from England, have a strong attack, and the weather – wet this morning, because of the gray day – they can hardly make them feel at home. British bookmakers have England as favorites; if nothing else, I would have them as small outsiders.
The game starts at 10:30, the British "summer".
The team will come soon. In the meantime, there is Barney Ronay's review of the match.