Legends react as ICC's 'more boundaries' rule to decide World Cup winner stirs controversy

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Legends react as ICC's 'more boundaries' rule to decide World Cup winner stirs controversy

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Soumil Khare

07/15/2019

100 overs of cricket followed by the super over couldn't produce a winner in the final of World Cup. But England celebrated and New Zealand mourned as hosts won the World Cup by hitting more boundaries. Cricket fraternity is not particularly happy about it and took to Twitter to express their views.

New Zealand scored 241/8 after winning the toss and opting to bat at the Lord's. England's run chase ended at 241, all out off the last ball of the match. The game went into the super over where both the teams scored 15 and tie stood as it is at the end of 12 balls. ICC's rule says that in case super over too fails to break the tie then the team that hit more boundaries (fours and sixes combined) will win the game. The hosts won the World Cup as they hit 26 boundaries as compared to 17 by the Kiwi batsmen. The entire cricket fraternity wished England for winning their maiden World Cup title and also expressed their displeasure on Twitter for ICC's rule of considering more boundaries a legitimate measure.

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