World Cup 2023 FINAL: What happens if India-Australia clash ends in a tie?
The boundary count rule, which differentiated champions England and runners-up New Zealand in the 2019 final, will be in force this time.
People stand outside Narendra Modi Stadium ahead of the match between India and Australia in the ICC Men’s World Cup Cricket 2023 final, in Ahmedabad, India, on Saturday, November 18, 2023. (ANI Photo)
ALL eyes will be on the much-awaited ICC Men’s cricket World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday (19). While the hosts have won all their 10 matches played so far in the tournament, five-time champions Australia made a brilliant comeback into the tournament after losing their first two games, one of which was against India in Chennai.
What happens if the title clash ends in a tie?
Unlike in the 2019 edition in England and Wales where the boundary count differentiated champions England and New Zealand in the final, super overs will continue to take place till the winners are decided if the final match and the super over end in a tie.
In 2019, both the match and super over resulted in ties and England were declared winners on boundary count, a move that had not convinced many.
It has also been noted that an additional 120 minutes have been alloted for the final in case certain situations see it getting stretched beyond the stipulated time.
A reserve day has also been kept for the match in case a 20-over-per-side contest could not be completed on Sunday because of weather issues. However, the forecast for the day is clear.
India will be led in the game by Rohit Sharma while Australia by Pat Cummins.
The two on-field umpires will be Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough while the TV umpire will be Joel Wilson. Chris Gaffaney will be the reserve umpire and Andy Pycroft the match referee.