She told news outlet RNZ that she was “incredibly proud” of the team. On social media many said New Zealand’s Black Caps had lost the game but “won our hearts”. New Zealand lost on a technical boundary rule, giving England their first ever Cricket World Cup title.
“I think probably like a lot of New Zealanders I’m still feeling quite traumatised by that match,” Ms Ardern told Radio New Zealand. “But regardless of that final outcome I just feel incredibly proud of the Black Caps, and I hope every New Zealander does because they played remarkable cricket.”
In an Instagram post, Ms Ardern sent her congratulations to England, adding: “I think as a nation we all aged a year in that super over.”