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    Freakish game- very surreal to watch at 4.30am. whats wrong with sharing the title after a tied game? i know it sounds a bit socialist but seems fairer. Winning the cup without winning the final makes no sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by guruduff View Post
    Freakish game- very surreal to watch at 4.30am. whats wrong with sharing the title after a tied game? i know it sounds a bit socialist but seems fairer. Winning the cup without winning the final makes no sense
    I thought it should have been a tie after the tied Super Over - the final tiebreak used makes no real sense in determining the best team.

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    I’d accept the shared gong. With the Kiwis, anyway. Very rough end of the pineapple. Especially for such champion blokes.
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    Heartbreaking for us Kiwis. If the final tie-break had been wickets based rather than boundaries based we would have won. As Dan Vettori said, all the little things (and some big) wenta gainst us. Chief of these, incorrect assigning of 6 runs when ball deflected off Stokes' bat rather than 5.
    And would you believe Stokes was born in Christchurch. NZ.
    A shared title would have been fair.
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    At least Kane was man of the tournament - but as he said he would swap that for a world cup in a moment!
    That NZ Herald article linked above is fascinating and true.
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    Had the number of boundaries been tied (both in regular play and in the Super Overs) then the next tiebreak was:

    4. A count-back from the final ball of the Super Over shall be conducted. The team with the higher scoring delivery is the winner. Runs scored from illegal deliveries count towards the total for the following legal delivery.

    If I've read it correctly England would have won that too as they hit the last ball of their super over for four.

    Given media scheduling etc I can understand the desire to have a system that - weather permitting - is finite; if you had more Super Overs they might be tied as well, and alternating Super Balls is probably a bit much in terms of teams coming on and off the field all the time. But one avenue that might be worth looking at is whether there is any sound empirical reason to believe any tiebreak method (whether wicket-based or run-based) is predictive. We looked at that here for chess and found that some well known tiebreaks predict future results well but others are useless or worse. The problem with cricket is the lack of data because ties are so rare.

    Maybe just leaving it tied is the better solution especially if they were open to that in the case of rain anyway.
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