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After an unbelievable Cricket World Cup final match, NDTV manages to misreport the result

England became one day cricket world champions because they had hit more boundaries in the finale match

The Cricket World Cup final on 14th July between England and New Zealand was one of the most dramatic cricket matches ever played, and finally, England was declared as the winner of the World Cup. But controversial media house NDTV managed to goof up while reporting this simple fact. They reported that England had beaten New Zealand in the Super Over to win the World Cup, which is a totally incorrect interpretation of the results of the match.

The final match of the World Cup played at the Lords Cricket Ground had ended in a tie after England finished their innings at 241 all out, matching the New Zealand score of 241/8. Hence the match went to a tie-breaker over, called Super Over. In Super Over, each team nominate three batsmen and one baller each, and whoever scores more runs in this over is declared the winner of the match. But amazingly, both the scores tied at the end of that over too, with both teams scoring 15 runs.

Therefore, the World Cup winner was decided on the basis of a little-known rule to settle such matches with tied scores, the number of boundaries. As England had hit more boundaries in the match, they won the Cricket World Cup 2019. It is important to note that the result of the match remains tie, as both teams scored equal runs both in the regular match and the Super Over. But NDTV wrongly reported that England had beaten New Zealand in the Super Over.

England did not beat New Zealand in the Super Over, as NDTV is reporting, because both teams scored 15 runs in that over. England became one day cricket world champions because they had hit more boundaries in the finale match. NDTV completely misread the rules of cricket and results of the final match to publish a misleading and incorrect story.

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