Not a single person watching the World Cup final last night, would have thought that the match will end in a draw TWO times.
Batting first, New Zealand scored 241 and in return, England scored 241 as well. Unbelievable scenes followed when the match went to the super-over and both teams scored 15 runs.
To decide the winner, the authorities went for the 'boundary rule'. Which meant that the team which hit more boundaries during the match was declared victorious.
And it was England. Hitting 24 boundaries compared to New Zealand's 16, they were given the trophy.
Beautiful scenes 😍— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 15, 2019
England lifted their maiden #CWC19 trophy at the Home of Cricket after an exhilarating encounter against New Zealand. This video shows how much it meant to them!#WeAreEngland pic.twitter.com/JLwSj9CPaa
While it was a historic moment for their fans, a lot of people - including cricket greats - think that it is unfair for the rules to be favouring the batsmen so heavily.
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
Congrats England in their first World Cup win... unlucky New Zealand... the Laws or rules of the Tournament need to be looked at! It’s a WC Final!!! Another Super over at least!— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 14, 2019
ICC rules still need lots of improvements. Umpiring has been average in this World Cup, needs to be more automated. Weathers conditions of the host country should be well analyzed. Number of reviews should be increased. Umpires calls concept should be removed.— Ranjeet 🇮🇳 (@rannjeeet) July 15, 2019
dear icc,— Manish Soni🇮🇳 (@conomcg16) July 15, 2019
according to your rules in case of an overthrow the second run will be counted only when the batsman cross at the instant of throw , then how the umpires gave 6 runs( 4overthrow+2runs) instead of 5 (4 overthrow +1 run) because the batsman didnt crossed
If score is tied, no of boundaries is the tie breaker— మంచు శిఖరం!!! (@legend_celeb) July 15, 2019
If boundaries tied, longest boundary is the tie breaker
If distance also tied, height of the batsmen decides the winner
If not height, age
If not age, hair .....#ICCRules
Rules are made to improve the spirit of game, Not to let down, What's the meaning that the two team who hit more 4's would win a game. It's WC final not a gully match.— Rajarahul (@Rajarahulsingh) July 15, 2019
Improve your rules @ICC#ICCRules
Being an Indian🇮🇳I cried & sobbed after #BackTheBlackCaps ended official runners-up, even after d same score with #WeAreEngland#KaneWilliamson My heart goes out to u & ur 14 comrades😭@BLACKCAPS u guys r great. True Champions#mondaythoughts— Yugeshwar Amarnaath (@yuvi_salute_ind) July 15, 2019
Ridiculous #ICCRules#MondayMorning pic.twitter.com/z4XEGM64jC
None tried to discredit England but ICC is to blame for imposing such type of rules in 50 over match . What about Newzeland hitting more sixes than England ?? #ICCRules #CWC19Final pic.twitter.com/mdcZWDxYgg— Sk Jahid Fazal 🆗 (@Jahid27) July 15, 2019
#ICCRules#CricketWorldCupFinal— Ravi kiran (@Ravikiran642) July 15, 2019
World cup is such a big game,which runs for more than a month(about 45 days)🙄 ,and winner was decided on luck n such a pathetic rules,ignoring their abilities n performances..😟 pic.twitter.com/Rvn2zWZ1Hx
New Zealand deserve champion they hit more six than England why ICC consider boundary if higher value six rather than boundary. ????#ICCRules— Punithavendan (@Punithavendan2) July 15, 2019
Every cricket lovers should raise complaint on this rules, like boundary consideration amd also umpires call. Both rules should changed immediately,we live in 21st century where we can make things simple and logical then why so much stupidity #CWC19Final #NZvsENG @BCCI #ICCRules— Think Digital (@DigitalThink69) July 14, 2019