Sharing World Cup should be considered if finalists can’t be separated: New Zealand coach

first_img No data available! view more view less India Today Web Desk LondonJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 23:08 IST England prevailed because they had hit a total of 26 boundaries as compared to New Zealand’s 17 (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand ended up as the World Cup runners-up for the second time in succession after 2015England won a superior boundary count after the World Cup 2019 final and Super Over ended in a tieNZ batting coach Craig McMillan feels “sharing the trophy would be the right thing to do”New Zealand coach Gary Stead feels the International Cricket Council should consider the option of a having a tied result in case both the finalists cannot be separated if the teams are tied on the same scores after the final and the Super Over just like what happened in the World Cup 2019 final between his team and England.New Zealand and England both ended up with 241 runs in their allotted 50 overs and had to play out a Super Over but even that couldn’t separate the two sides as both scored 15 runs each.It was then that ICC’s rules came into play which stated that in case of a tie in the Super Over, the team which has hit the most boundaries in the final and in the Super Over would be declared winners.England prevailed because they had hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the Super Over – compared with New Zealand’s 17, a decision which left Kiwi fans and cricket pundits unhappy.”Perhaps when you play over a seven-week period and can’t be separated on the final day, that is something should be considered as well.”But again that’s one consideration over a whole lot of things that went on over the World Cup. Everything will be reviewed, and I think that it’s a good time to do it now. But probably just let the dust settle for a while,” New Zealand coach Gary Stead said.New Zealand’s batting coach and former all-rounder Craig McMillan is of the opinion that sharing the trophy in such a case would have been the right thing to do.advertisement”It is not going to change yesterday’s result. But what is probably fair to say at the end of seven weeks in a big tournament like this, when you have two teams can’t be separated after a 50-over match and then a Super Over and neither team did actually lose in many ways in terms of runs scored.”Then perhaps sharing the trophy would be the right thing to do. Wasn’t to be yesterday, which we all are disappointed with. But it is sport and those were the rules,” McMillan said.Chasing 242 for victory in the final, Ben Stokes’ scintillating 84 not out helped the hosts tie the see-saw contest, forcing the Super Over where more nail-biting excitement unfolded.Jos Buttler and Stokes took 15 runs off Trent Boult’s Super Over without losing their wickets.New Zealand also scored 15 runs off Jofra Archer’s over but England won on boundary count, triggering wild celebrations at Lord’s as the hosts capped a stunning turnaround and ended a 44-year wait to bring home the World Cup trophy.Also Read | Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah feature in ICC’s Team of the TournamentAlso Read | England and New Zealand should have been given the World Cup trophy: Cheteshwar PujaraAlso Read | England vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 Final: Great show by both teams, says Virat KohliAlso Read | As a nation we all aged a year in that Super Over: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Gary SteadFollow England vs New ZealandFollow World Cup 2019 advertisement Next scorecard commentary graphs Sharing World Cup should be considered if finalists can’t be separated: New Zealand coachEngland were declared winners of the World Cup 2019 over New Zealand despite the two teams tied on the same score after the final and the Super Over due to their superior boundary count.last_img

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