<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> director of cricket <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Ashley-Giles/news/">Ashley Giles</a> has insisted he had no qualms about keeping the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-ICC-Cricket-World-Cup-2">World Cup</a> trophy after former leading umpire <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/simon-taufel/">Simon Taufel</a> said the hosts were mistakenly awarded an extra run during their nail-biting win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/New-Zealand/">New Zealand</a> in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/live-scores/new-zealand-vs-england-live-cricket-score-final-match-186724-full-scorecard.html">final at Lord's</a>. <p></p> <p></p>A freak fielding deflection off Ben Stokes' bat that raced to the boundary saw England awarded six runs with three balls to go in the final over on Sunday. <strong>ALSO READ: <a title="Awarding six runs to England was a clear mistake by Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus: Simon Taufel" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-awarding-six-runs-to-england-was-a-clear-mistake-by-kumar-dharmasena-and-marais-erasmus-simon-taufel-869382">Awarding six runs to England was a clear mistake by Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus: Simon Taufel</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Stokes then tied the score at the end of regular play. Scores were again level in the resulting Super Over, and England won a first World Cup because they had hit more boundaries during the final. <p></p> <p></p>Taufel told Fox Sports Australia that the umpires had made a "clear mistake", as the batsmen had not crossed for their second run when the ball was thrown in by the fielder. <p></p> <p></p>"They should have been awarded five runs, not six," he said, adding that England's <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Adil-Rashid/news/">Adil Rashid</a> should have faced the second-last ball instead of Stokes. <p></p> <p></p>Giles, asked if he was concerned, said Monday: "Not really." <p></p> <p></p>The former England spinner added: "You could argue the last ball that (Trent) Boult bowled was a full toss on leg stump and if Stokes hadn't just been looking for two, he probably would've banged it out of the ground anyway. <p></p> <p></p>"We are world champions; we have got the trophy and we intend to keep it." <p></p> <p></p>Taufel, a five-time winner of the International Cricket Council's Umpire of the Year award, sits on the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) laws sub-committee, the worldwide custodian of cricket's sometimes obscure rules of play. <p></p> <p></p>The Australian defended the match umpires, who he said had to make a complicated judgement, and added it would be "unfair" to say their call had decided the tournament winner. <p></p> <p></p>Heartbroken New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said: "It was a shame that the ball hit Stokes' bat. <p></p> <p></p>"Unfortunately that sort of thing happens from time to time. It's a part of the game that we play." <p></p> <p></p>England, who have often cited a humiliating defeat by New Zealand at the 2015 World Cup as the catalyst for their climb to the top of the one-day international rankings, finally have a World Cup win to go with their three losing appearances in the 1979, 1987 and 1992 finals. <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand were also seeking to win the trophy for the first time after being well beaten by Australia in the 2015 showpiece.