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Cricket fraternity criticise boundary rule after England claim maiden World Cup title

England lifted the World Cup 2019 trophy despite tying New Zealand in the Super Over by the rule of the Boundary Count at Lord’s on Sunday.

New Zealand players look on in disappointment. (Source: Cricket World Cup/Twitter)

England won the ICC Men Cricket World Cup 2019 on basis of hitting more boundaries than New Zealand in the final. The match was a tie after 50 overs as well as after the Super Over but the hosts managed to claim their maiden World Cup title.

With the Super Over also ending in a tie, the winner of World Cup 2019 was decided by the number of boundaries – the hosts’ 24 boundaries compared to the Black Caps’ 17 proved to be the deciding factor.

It was hard for the fans and critics to digest that the champions of the tournament was declared on the basis of such a small rule. Twitter flooded with posts on the logic behind the tiebreaker. Here are some of the best reactions:

This is the first time a 50-over World Cup has been decided after the Super Over.