Yeah the reaction has been worse than even I expected. I'm wondering what the view on 2019 World Cup result will be years from now, whether it will improve or always be a bit of a black spot.FWIW it appears that a decent portion of the professional cricket community more or less agree with the delusional view. Some in the NZ camp feel it's not too late to decide to share the trophy! Keen to see how this plays out
Macgill: Shame on all media who fail to highlight the fact that this was a tie.
^is the sentence I agree a lot with
Yeah it's not because not every score has an equal chance in occurring, as you alluded to. I think the chances of a super over being tied would actually be relatively highWhat's the odds of a super over being tied?
I know technically it's around 1 in 36 but realistically most super overs fall between 6 and 18 runs, doesn't seem a decisive enough thing to only allow one then packing the stumps away and ordering the handshakes
So it was actually the first ODI super over ever played? And it was tied?For reference - only 37 ODIs until the final in the history of ODIs had ever gone to a tie
This WC Final was also the first ever tied ODI to go to a super over, meaning this was also the first ever tied Super Over in the history of ODI cricket
that's not what I was getting at. If anything the opposite. Further goes to show that super overs being tied is not that rare an occurrence and hence how dumb it was making it the only proper tie-breaker to decide a 6 week tournament.Yes
So worth cutting the administrators some slack for not foreseeing this happening
wrong againthat's not what I was getting at. If anything the opposite. Further goes to show that super overs being tied is not that rare an occurrence and hence how dumb it was making it the only proper tie-breaker to decide a 6 week tournament.
M8 there's actually quite a few ties in there, for not a very big sample. It's not that rare.wrong again
this was the first ever tied super over in international cricket.
Wikipedia has a list of all instances in Domestic and Associate Cricket, and seems there have only ever been 5 tied super overs so far:
it's a fairly rare occurrence. On top of the already crazily rare occurrence of a tied ODI game
The administrators clearly didn't see this as a likely scenario, and probably also felt boundary count-back would be an appropriate way to determine a winner. You can disagree with their decision on the latter, but there is no question this is a freak scenario that we are almost certainly never going to see again.