In a major decision, ICC has scrapped the boundary count rule which was earlier used to decide the winner in case of the super over resulting in a tie.
Excellent decision by @ICC to ensure future matches are not spoiled.— Rahul Prakash 🇮🇳 (@RahulPrakash9) October 15, 2019
However this is just half the justice delivered. What about declaring @BLACKCAPS as co winners??#sharethetrophy
Most notable example being England, who were given the World Cup title after the final ended in a tie, not once but twice.
Since there was no clear winner after the Super Over, England were given the title on the basis of hitting more number of boundaries.
The decision was met with a lot of criticism, and finally acting on it, ICC has ruled that the Super Overs will continue until the time a clear winner is found.
Cricket World Cup final leads to an ICC rule change: from now on, Super Over repeated until one team scores more runs. Had those rules been in place for 2019 final, would have been another Super Over— Tim (@timwig) October 14, 2019
In a statement, ICC noted:
In group stages, if the Super Over is tied, the match will be tied. In semifinals 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.
ICC has changed th rules of super over— priyanka patel (@priyank31993665) October 15, 2019
ICC scraps boundary count in change to super over rules.The ICC move comes three months after England beat new Zealand on boundary count in the world cup final after the two teams were tied after the super over . pic.twitter.com/2cxVVgCH2O
ICC changed the rules and abolished the controversial boundary countback rule after a Super Over. Super over in the semi-finals and finals will now be repeated until one team has scored more than the other.#Cricket #NzvEng #CWC19Final Video👇— Sri Lanka Tweet 🇱🇰 (@SriLankaTweet) October 15, 2019