Super over rule from ICC creates controversy after New Zealand’s defeat

A controversy has arisen on the super over rule which declared England as the winner of the tied super over, counting the no.of boundaries scored by two teams overall.

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The final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has been turned out to be one of the most unforgettable matches in the history of the game. Both the teams ended up at 241 in their allocated 50 overs and the match went for a super over. The best part of the game was there as the super over was also ended in a tie as Martin Guptill was run out when running for the winning runs.

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In the end, according to the rules England were declared as the winners as they scored more boundaries than England in the 51 overs they batted.

But the rule has created a big controversy among the fans. The rule says the team with most no.of boundaries will be the winner in case the super over is tied and happened so in the final.

The argument of many is the cricket is not just a game of batting. Bowling is also a major part. So it will not be fair to consider batting only. On the other hand, England were all-out in the 50 overs and many says that should be also considered.

Some former cricketers like Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir also reacted immediately on the rule by International Cricket Council as it has made a huge difference on what all the people around the game waited for four years.

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