Originally Posted by Mard
I still dont understand how this method is fair.
i mean india scored 166 in 22 overs and then England needed 198 in the same amount of overs. Just does not make sense to me at all.
Because India initially started planning for a full game. And in between rain intervened. So the overs were reduced. Hence, India could argue that had they known that the game would be only 22 overs, they'd have accelerated from the start itself. So as compensation, the required runs for England is increased.
And I think, with all the difficulty associated with it, it is fairest system available.