Cricket World Cup 2023: What will happen if India vs Australia final gets tied? Will there be the boundary count rule?

In the 2019 ODI World Cup, the first Super Over was played during the dramatic final between England and New Zealand. 


Cricket World Cup 2023: What will happen if India vs Australia final gets tied? Will there be the boundary count rule?

IND vs AUS (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

India and Australia reached the summit clash of the 2023 ODI World Cup and are set to lock horns on Sunday (November 19) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both the teams played their semifinal with little to no interruption. While India defeated the Kiwis by 70 runs, the Aussies got the better of the Temba Bavuma-led side, beating them by three wickets. 

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But what will happen if the final match ends in a tie? Will there be the infamous boundary count rule coming into the picture? In the 2019 ODI World Cup, the first Super Over was played during the dramatic final between England and New Zealand. 

The Super Over also ended in a tie. As England had scored more boundaries (22) than the Kiwis (17), the trophy was given to Eoin Morgan and Co. But after the furore over this rule, the International Cricket Council (ICC) ended up scrapping this rule in October 2019. 

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So what will happen if the India vs Australia final gets tied? 

So, if the final match between India and Australia ends in a tie, then there will be a Super Over. If no results come up even after the Super Over, then there will be another Super Over and both teams will continue playing multiple Super Overs until the winner is decided. 

What will happen if India vs Australia final gets tied?
AUS vs IND (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

Take a look at what the ICC’s new rule says:

For all matches throughout the event, if the match is tied a:

  • Super Over is played. If the Super Over is a tie, then subsequent;
  • Super Overs shall be played until there is a winner. Unless;
  • Exceptional circumstances arise, there shall be an unlimited;
  • number of Super Overs played to achieve a result,” the conditions say.

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