London — A tournament that seemed predictable and at the mercy of the rain god in its first half got a fresh lease of life in the second and Sunday’s heart-stopping finale was the proverbial icing on the cake at the 2019 World Cup.

A wet World Cup seemed on the cards after a record four matches were either abandoned or called off with the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) drawing flak for no reserve day provision for the group games.

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