Sports fans revelled in perhaps the most gripping hour in the history of British sport as Wimbledon
and the Cricket World Cup both ended in the most dramatic fashion imaginable on Sunday.
England were crowned world champions in cricket in one of the most extraordinary endings to a match ever - a tie-breaker which itself ended in a tie on the last ball, giving England victory on a technicality in scenes of bedlam at Lord's.
And just a few miles away, two of tennis's all-time greats - Novak Djokovic
and Roger Federer
- did battle in a Wimbledon epic, the first singles final ever decided by a fifth-set tie-break, eventually won by Djokovic.
The two thrillers reached their dramatic climaxes within minutes, leaving enraptured fans unsure where to look on a day dubbed 'Super Sunday', which also saw Formula One's Lewis Hamilton
win the British Grand Prix.
England cricket fans had packed into Trafalgar Square to watch the final and could barely believe their eyes as they watched their side take home the trophy.
The team's first Cricket World Cup, putting decades of sporting failure behind them, is a moment of sporting history to match football's 1966 triumph and the rugby success of 2003.
The Queen and Prince Philip sent their congratulations to the cricketers, paying tribute to their 'thrilling victory', while there was also a royal presence at the tennis where the Duchess of Cambridge handed the triumphant Djokovic his prize.
As the cricket chaos unfolded simultaneously with the tennis epic, many fans took to Twitter to voice their astonishment at the two sporting dramas.
Amitabh Kant said: 'The greatest cricket and the finest tennis. Incredible sporting Sunday. Both cliff hangers. Never seen such nail biting finish.
'I only wish Federer & NZ had won. They were so so so very close. But that's what sports are all about. They give you such thrill, tension, agony and joy!
Douglas Rogers said: 'What an afternoon- the greatest cricket match in history taking place at same time, ball for ball, shot for shot, a few miles from one of greatest tennis matches in history. Nothing like a London summer!'.
Sid Seixero of Sportsnet said: 'Djokovic and Federer played one of the greatest matches ever. England and New Zealand just capped the Cricket World Cup with one of the greatest matches ever.
'This is one of the best sports Sundays I've ever seen.'
Another Twitter user called Rachel said: 'I've done nothing all day other than watch cricket and tennis and I don't actually care. What a Sunday of sport!'
Yet another fan wrote: 'Sunday Sport Spectacular. The longest and arguably greatest Wimbledon gentlemen's final between two of the all time greats. A cricket world cup final to live long in the memory. Not a bad day all round.'
Abhinav Sinha said: 'This is by far the greatest Super Sunday ever for sports. In both tennis and cricket, none deserved to lose.
'But such is the brutal truth - someone has to win. Congrats Novak and England. Well done Federer and NZ.'
Celebrity fans from the worlds of television, sport and politics also voiced their bewilderment at the drama unfolding on television screens.
Watching the cricket, Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan said: 'I've no idea what the f*** is going on but this is the greatest game of cricket I've ever watched and the excitement may kill me.'
Former England footballer Gary Lineker said: 'Wonder what the odds were for both the tennis and the cricket to go to a shootout? Truly incredible stuff.' neral or existence.'
Made in Chelsea's Georgia Toffolo was also watching, commenting: 'So proud to be British today... what a day for sport!'
Ex-Tony Blair aide Alastair Campbell said: 'Christ! The cricket been so engrossing I've only just caught up with the tennis.
'What a day of world class sport. Whatever the result this final got to be one of the best ever.'
The cricket ended in unthinkable drama after England and New Zealand were tied after batting for 50 overs each, sending the World Cup final to an unprecedented tie-breaker.
New Zealand made a tidy but unspectacular 241 for eight in their innings, giving England a very achievable target of 242 to win their first World Cup.
The home side slipped to 86 for four but matched New Zealand's total after a hair-raising end to their innings in which Kiwi fielders stepped on the boundary rope and sent the ball out for six overthrows.
England were all out for 241 on the last ball of their innings, leaving the final tied for the first time in World Cup history.
A tie is a relative rarity in itself, but what happened next was even more extraordinary.
To break the tie, both teams were given one over - six balls - to score as many runs as possible. But the Super Over also failed to separate the sides, who scored 15 runs each.
As a result, the fate of the World Cup came down to which team had scored more boundaries - fours and sixes - during the final.
England racked up 24 boundaries, while New Zealand scored 16.
As a result, when England's Jos Buttler broke the stumps to run out New Zealand's batsman with the scores still level, it was England who claimed their World Cup triumph in the most dramatic fashion possible.
The final at Lord's was England's fourth appearance in a Cricket World Cup decider but they had lost all of the previous three.
Meanwhile at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic collected his fifth Wimbledon singles trophy from the Duchess of Cambridge after beating Federer in one of the All England Club's great finals.
Djokovic had saved two match points when Federer served for victory at 8-7 in the deciding set and went on to take it 7-6 (5) 1-6 7-6 (4) 4-6 13-12 (3) after four hours and 57 minutes.
Federer had hoped to follow up his emotional semi-final victory over Rafael Nadal by completing the double over his other great rival for the first time at a grand slam.
But he was denied his ninth Wimbledon title after the tournament was decided in a fifth-set tie-break for the first time ever.
The result moves Djokovic up to 16 Grand Slam titles, behind only Federer on 20 and Nadal on 18.