New Zealand also scored 15 runs off Jofra Archer's over but England won on boundary count, triggering wild celebrations at Lord's as the hosts capped a stunning turnaround.
The final clash with New Zealand was so close it went to a super over tie-break between the two sides. Stokes, with all the pressure on his shoulders, hit 84 runs from 98 balls in the innings before notching a further eight in the dramatic super-over that followed.
With the Kiwis knowing they had to beat England's Super Over score, they pushed hard, but were left needing two runs from the final ball of England rookie Jofra Archer's over.
New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs in the semi-final played on July 9 and July 10 (due to rain). He broke the record en route to a 30-off-53 against England in the 2019 World Cup final.
"OUT" read the message on the big screen after Guptill was shown to be a yard out of the crease.
The Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand needed a super over to decide the victor after a thrilling match finished in a tie at Lord's on Sunday.
"I´m pretty lost for words".
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"It´s incredible, I hope we have inspired people to want to do this in the future".
"This is what we aspire to be". I don't think there will ever be a better game in cricket than that.
"New Zealand are a great cricketing nation", former England captain Michael Vaughan told Test Match Special.
Asked what he was thinking when he caught Jadeja, the smiling captain answered: "Someone goes "catch it" and it's sort of.it's above me so it must be mine".
It was the ending of the match that separated this from most finals in sporting history, with the first ever super-over separating the sides.
Smashing Boult for a six, Stokes enjoyed a moment of deserved good fortune when he dived full length to avoid being run out, with the ball deflecting off his bat and going for four more runs - giving him another six runs.
Eoin Morgan's men, therefore, completed their remarkable turnaround since being dumped out in the group stage of the previous World Cup.