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Ben Stokes's manic innings dug England out of a hole and took them to World Cup glory

Ben Stokes: I'm pretty lost for words. All the work over four years, to get here and be the champions of the world is an amazing feeling. I think so (the respect the two sides have for each other). Playing against New Zealand has always been a great event to be part of. They are seriously good team. They are really really good lads. I have spent plenty of time with those guys. I said to Kane I will be apologising for the rest of my life.

We backed the new kid, Jofra Archer, the talent that he's got, he showed the world today. The lads, in this one-day team, the Test team, my family, their support has been massive. Now I'm just looking forward to tonight, mate.

Eoin Morgan: There was a lot in that game, jeez. I'd like to commiserate with Kane. The fight, the spirit they showed. I thought it was a hard, hard game. This has been a four-year journey, we've developed a lot over those years, particularly the last two. To get over the line today means the world to us. The guys in the middle keep us cool, the way they play, the experience. It's calming at times. Not a lot between the teams. Just delighted we're lifting the trophy today. As long as he wasn't too cooked [sending Stokes back out for the Super Over]. Full credit to those two boys and Jofra. Every time he plays, he improves. The world is really at his feet at the moment.

Jos Buttler: I thought I'd seen everything in cricket, and that game was just ridiculous. Hard to put it in words. We wanted to take it deep. We didn't feel like the run rate would be an issue if we were both there in the end. A couple of good partnerships, we'll chase this down. Trying to put pressure back on New Zealand. Don't know what happened there in the end. Unbelievable.

Joe Root: It's almost written in the stars for Ben [Stokes]. Everything he's gone through, I can't be more proud and pleased for him.

Jofra Archer: Pretty sure I was going to bowl it. Just had a double-check with Morgs. Still racing (heartbeat). Probably the biggest thing (in his life). The way the guys started in this tournament from the beginning, would've been disappointing not to win. They've been a family to me.

Liam Plunkett: What a day. Hasn't sunk in yet. What a finish that was. Hats off to the Kiwi boys. Wanted to get to the other end, get Stokesy in. Still had batters towards the end. As Root said, felt like it would happen for us.

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