The finals went on with a tie between England and New Zealand in the World Cup. New Zealand has scored 241 for 8 and England was to chase 242 to win the match. But England made 241 and the match was tied. To relieve the tie of finals they went for a Super Over. Even the Super Over couldn’t finalize the result as it was also a tie.
As per the rules of cricket in ICC, when the match is tied in finals as well as in super over then the team having more boundaries lifts the world cup. Taking the rule into consideration, England has more boundaries and won the World Cup Trophy.
Many were disliked by this rule which ICC has put forward to finalize the winner of the World Cup. Everyone was questioning how the number of boundaries decides the winner of a huge tournament and feels that trophy should have been shared instead of deciding the winner with the rules.
Former Cricketer and experts took to Twitter to express their views. Some say it is ‘ridiculous’, some other as ‘horrible’ and some as ‘cruel’.
Don't understand how the game of such proportions, the #CWC19Final, is finally decided on who scored the most boundaries. A ridiculous rule @ICC. Should have been a tie. I want to congratulate both @BLACKCAPS & @englandcricket on playing out a nail biting Final. Both winners imo.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 14, 2019
I don’t agree with that rule ! But rules are rules congratulations to England on finally winning the World Cup , my heart goes out for the kiwis they fought till the end 😥. Great game an epic final !!!! #CWC19Final
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 14, 2019
Some rules in cricket definitely needs a serious look in.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 15, 2019
Difficult to digest this more boundary rule. Something like sudden death- continuous super overs till a result is a better solution. Understand, wanting a definite winner but sharing a trophy is better than deciding on more boundaries. Very tough on New Zealand. #EngVsNZ
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 14, 2019
Congratulations to England!
Commiserations New Zealand.
I’ve got to say that it’s a horrible way to decide the winner. This rule has to change.
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) July 14, 2019
Two consecutive finals. Losing the finals because of fewer boundaries in a TIED game. It’s impossible not to feel for NZ. Tough luck, guys. You won a lot of hearts. #CWC19 #EngvNZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 14, 2019
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) July 14, 2019