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England celebrate Cricket World Cup win at the Oval - in pictures

Newly-crowned world champions pose for pictures with fans, including school children, at London's other hallowed ground

The England cricket team had a warm reception from fans at the Oval in London on Monday, a day after they won the World Cup.

Eoin Morgan and his teammates beat New Zealand on a technicality to lift the trophy for the first since the tournament was first held in 1975. The host country triumphed on superior boundary count after both the match and the additional Super Over shootout ended with the scores level.

The game was watched by the biggest audience in a generation, with around 30,000 packed into Lord's, thousands congregating in front of a big screen in Trafalgar Square in central London and the first free-to-air terrestrial coverage in 14 years.

To look at the photographs, simply swipe left/right on the gallery above.

Hundreds of children flooded across the outfield at the Oval - across town from Lord's - to help Morgan's men celebrate their historic triumph.

The south London ground was where England launched their World Cup campaign with a victory over South Africa way back on May 30.

Later, the players went to a reception hosted by outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street.

Many of the young children at the Oval were wearing the kit of the All Stars junior programme run by the England and Wales Cricket Board and others were dressed in their school uniforms.

As 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams blared out, the youngsters were delighted to catch sight of England stars such as Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer and flocked towards their new heroes.


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Updated: July 16, 2019 12:06 AM