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How else can tied grand finals be decided?

Jos Buttler celebrates England’s miracle World Cup victory. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
15th July, 2019

Sunday night’s Cricket World Cup final was lauded as one of the greatest ODIs in history. So, to have it decided by a boundary countback has left a sour taste in the mouths of many.

Social media was ablaze almost instantly following the final with fans and major personalities alike condemning the manner in which the World Cup was decided.

Darren Lehmann, Brett Lee, Rohit Sharma, Scott Styris and others all expressed their dismay at the World Cup being awarded to England in the manner it was.

That wasn’t the only controversy to emerge from the decider either, with a final-over deflected four seeing the umpires award England six runs when they perhaps should have only be given five.

We had Roar cricket expert Glenn Mitchell on our huge Cricket World Cup special episode to slam the current ICC laws and look at what can be done to avoid this situation in the future.

Listen to the discussion:

The win did take some gloss over what was otherwise and ODI for the ages, with neither side being able to be separated after 50 overs, nor after the super over.

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