He was proud of the way the team went about the game and the whole campaign.
While offering his congratulations to England and commiserations to New Zealand, Brett Lee said, "I've got to say that it's a disgusting way to decide the victor". The guy entrusted to bowl the most crucial over of a spine-tingling day at Lord's?
But the squad will be back in the capital later in the day as they head to the Oval.
The Prize money that the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced for each team prior to the start of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is the highest ever in cricket's history. Movement from the ball made work hard going for the superb opening pair of Bairstow and Roy, who had scored century partnerships together in the past four matches, however, after a number of jaffas from the opening bowler, he eventually got the explosive Roy caught behind. I don't know that rule to be perfectly honest.
"We would have been devastated if we hadn't managed to lift that trophy but looking back over that game I think it will go down in the history books as the best ever, with all the drama of a World Cup final".
"I've woken up in better conditions, but it's an incredible feeling", Stokes, who was man of the match, told AFP.
"I'm sure when they were writing the rules, they never expected the World Cup final to happen like that as well so I'm sure it will be reviewed".
Bayliss was not fully convinced he could bring England's dismal record at World Cups to an end when he was appointed four years ago, but the Australian will leave his post after the Ashes vindicated for a steadfast commitment to aggressive and positive cricket.
England's director of cricket Ashley Giles played down the Taufel claims, insisting Stokes would probably have won the game anyway.
"You have helped the nation fall in love with cricket once again", she said, adding that the match was "a final for the ages". The heart of Lockie Ferguson, bowling as if New Zealand's life depended on him, or the nous of Colin de Grandhomme, taking the pace off the ball like it was a ticking time bomb, went unrewarded.
However, former New Zealand cricketer and coach Glenn Turner who played in three Cricket World Cups said the title should have been shared. "That is one", he said of the idea of having several Super Overs, again and again, until there's a victor.
But even there, most observers regard boundaries as irrelevant in a sport about runs and wickets as one former global put it. He said of the incident: "That was a little bit of shame, wasn't it?"