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New Zealand rugby team takes a dig at ICC's boundary-count rule; see tweet

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Edited by : AMEYA BARVE
Published Jul 29, 2019, 1:02 pm IST
Updated Jul 29, 2019, 1:02 pm IST
In the final at Lord's, both New Zealand and England amassed 241 runs on the scoreboard, sending the match into a super over.
 England were crowned as the winners due to superior boundary count. (Photo: AP)
  England were crowned as the winners due to superior boundary count. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: International Cricket Council (ICC) was at the receiving end of a lot of criticism for the boundary-count tie-break rule that helped England to lift their maiden World Cup trophy.

Meanwhile, New Zealand's rugby team came up with a cheeky jibe at ICC's rule after their Rugby Championship Test against South Africa's Springbooks ended in a draw on Saturday.

 

"No count back on boundaries in Wellington. It's a draw. Thanks for an epic Test @Springboks," All Blacks said in a tweet.

In the final at Lord's, both New Zealand and England amassed 241 runs on the scoreboard, sending the match into a super over. The super over also ended in a tie as both scored 15 runs off six deliveries. However, England were crowned as the winners due to superior boundary count.

ICC's boundary boundary-count rule has been censured by many fans, cricketers and critics since then.

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had also suggested an alternatve rule to decide the winner after a super over tie.  "I feel there should be another Super Over to decide the winner, instead of considering the number of boundaries scored by both teams. Not just in a World Cup final. Every game is important. Like in football, when teams go into extra time, nothing else matters," said Tendulkar.

India's ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who was the leading run-scorer of the tournament also joined the bandwagon.

Rohit asked for a revision in the rule, saying: "Some rules in cricket definitely needs a serious look in."

The Man Of The Tournament in 2011 edition of the World Cup, Yuvraj Singh was also not convinced with New Zealand's defeat.

"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!!!!," Yuvraj tweeted.

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