England managed to win their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup title by virtue of hitting more boundaries than New Zealand. Even though there was nothing to separate the two teams as the match was a tie at the end of both the 50 overs and the Super Over, it was England who managed to claim their maiden title. For Kiwis, the agony of it all will continue to pinch them for long.

With the Super Over also ending in a tie, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 winner was decided by a mere technicality – on boundary count. England scored 26 of those in their innings and the Kiwis had scored 17 boundaries.

Many fans and cricket experts are in disbelieve that the winner was declared on account of such a rule.

However, an argument in favour of the law is that the rule has been made precisely for the occasion when both teams cannot be separated on the day.

That being said, it would be difficult for the fans, players and supporters to take in the fact, who are on the wrong side of this rule.

Here are some of the reactions to the ICC rule:

 

Notably, this was the first time that a World Cup final has been decided on a Super Over.