After World Cup Final Drama, ICC Makes A Change In The Super Over Rule - If Scores Are Tied It Will Be Repeated Until There's A Winner
The ICC tweaked the super over rule for all major events after the outrage surrounding the drama at the end of the World Cup final. England won against New Zealand by virtue of boundary count.
New Zealand and England were both tied in the match and in the Super Over and it seemed unfair.
ICC has had to face a lot of flak for the decision and now they have made a change in the rule. If both teams are tied after a Super Over in a final or semifinal, it shall be repeated until there is a winner.
"Following on from a recommendation from the ICC Cricket Committee, the Chief Executives' Committee agreed that use of the Super Over as a way to decide results at ICC events will be retained. Both the Cricket Committee and CEC agreed it was an exciting and engaging conclusion to the game and will remain in place covering all games at both ODI and T20I World Cups," the ICC said
"In group stages, if the Super Over is tied the match will be tied. In Semi Finals and Finals, there is one change to the Super Over regulation in keeping with the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win, the Super Over will be repeated until one team has more runs than the other," it added.
This means that such a situation will be avoided in the future.
But is this a case of too little too late? New Zealand certainly felt hard done by the decision as they technically did not lose the match. England can count themselves a tad lucky at the end of the day.