Well, what an incredible World Cup final we enjoyed.

It’s amazing what matches which have been on terrestrial television have done for our game - first the 2005 Ashes and, now, we have had this.

You couldn’t have written a script for Sunday’s final better than the way the match actually panned out, with England and New Zealand level on 241 at the end of the biggest game in the world after 50 overs; the two sides then tied a super over, too, with the hosts crowned champions courtesy of a superior boundary count.

Back in my playing days, I was involved in a super over with Leicestershire in 2011 when we beat Lancashire in our T20 semi-final on our way to winning the trophy that year.

Before all the drama of England’s run-chase, opener Henry Nicholls had helped New Zealand get off to a flyer, top-scoring with 55. He looked class.

From an England point-of-view, though, we seemed to get wickets at the right time. Once we got their captain, Kane Williamson, we seemed to turn the screw a bit.

The ball did plenty to cause the batsmen a few concerns early on in New Zealand’s innings and none of their batsmen were ever really in. On that wicket, especially early on, there was always a ball that you, potentially, could get out to.

To be honest, it was an unusual Lord’s wicket. Usually, it’s rock hard, flat and it provides very little sideways movement, especially with the white ball.

Liam Plunkett led the way with the ball for England and ended with figures of 3/42. Plunkett was the only one in this year’s team who had played with me during the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean.

The 34-year-old was probably the most experienced among England’s ranks, and that extra pace, and that extra bounce he can generate, that’s the key on those pitches.

Throughout much of our run-chase, we seemed to just be slightly behind where we needed to be. Jos Buttler played a beautiful innings for 59, helping to partner Cumbrian Ben Stokes on his way to 84 not out, but Buttler just got out at the wrong time.

I actually thought Lockie Ferguson might have been given New Zealand’s last over but, instead, they gave it to Trent Boult.

We were watching in the bar and I just felt, Ferguson’s slower balls to left-handers are brilliant, and stick in the pitch, but they went with Boult. He is just almost a machine when it comes to getting yorkers in.

When you look back over the day, with the amount of luck we got, it was just meant to be, wasn’t it?

In elite sport, all matches are decided by small margins and - from the dropped caught and bowled off Jonny Bairstow to Boult catching out Stokes when his feet were on the boundary to the throw which hit Stokes’ bat and went for four overthrows - everything seemed to go our way.

The 110-run partnership Stokes and Buttler put on proved to be crucial. In the modern game, you know that you can always find two big overs from somewhere.

The batsmen hit the ball so cleanly now, they know they can go after somebody. So, it’s about taking the game as deep as you can and putting the pressure back on the fielding team.

If you have wickets in hand, the deeper you go, the pressure turns on to the bowlers and, at Lord’s, all you have to do it find a gap and the ball races away for four. The longer you are out there, the better you see the ball, and the harder and further you can hit the ball.

Buttler and Stokes, in particular, did that brilliantly. Unfortunately in our run-chase, we kept losing wickets. And it’s tough for the new batsmen to come in against the likes of Boult and Ferguson straight away.

Despite wickets falling around him, Stokes did excellently not change his game-plan. He simply tried to get the game as deep as he could and, even if he had ended up in a position where England needed 25 off 12 balls, I still think he would have backed himself.

He actually surprised me at the start of the final over of the match when he turned down a single but, of course, that decision was vindicated a couple of balls later when he hit a six.

Overall, it was an amazing day. Hopefully, it has inspired millions around the world to play the game.

Seeing the reaction in the bar we were watching it in, there were people who don’t usually watch cricket getting involved. It was brilliant.

As for Jofra Archer, there was a lot of pre-tournament talk about him, and he certainly delivered in the super over despite being called for a wide off his first ball of the super over. In my opinion, that was such a harsh wide. But his extra pace proved to be the difference.

When you know a bowler can knock your head off, or could just as easily bowl you a slower ball, it’s so hard to anticipate as a batsman.

You have to hedge your bets a little bit because, as a batsman, it’s so hard to score boundaries straight away.

In saying that, I thought Jimmy Neesham’s super-over six was an absolutely incredible shot.

Since Sunday night, I have received messages from people who I know don’t even watch cricket. But they were captivated and that’s exactly what we want.

We want people to realise what cricket can do and how good the sport is.