The third T20 match played between India and New Zealand on Tuesday ended in a tie. With this, Team India, under the leadership of Hardik Pandya, captured the series of 3 T20 matches by 1-0. The third match played in Napier was affected by rain, with the first match starting late and later having to be stopped midway. But when the match was declared a tie, a confusion also arose in the minds of the fans.
Till now it is often seen that Duckworth-Lewis rule is used only in playoff matches of multinational tournament or ICC tournament, in other matches the match is declared cancelled. But this did not happen in the third T20 match in Napier. To remove this confusion, it is necessary to understand the new rules of ICC.
What happened in the India-New Zealand T20 match?
In this match played in Napier, New Zealand batted first and scored 160. New Zealand reached this score thanks to half-centuries from Devon Conway and Glenn Phillips, at one point it seemed that it could cross 200 as well. But from Team India, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammad Siraj took 4-4 wickets and stopped New Zealand.
When Team India’s batting came, then its start was bad. Ishaan Kishan, Rishabh Pant returned to the pavilion cheaply and Shreyas Iyer was dismissed on the first ball itself. Suryakumar Yadav, who has become the new run machine, could not do anything amazing in this match and in such a situation, Team India’s score was 60 runs for 4 wickets.
Captain Hardik Pandya and Deepak Hooda took the score to 75, when rain came in the match. After waiting for a few minutes, the match was declared a tie. Duckworth-Lewis rule was applied here and India’s score was equal to the target. In such a situation, the match was tied and Team India won the series 1-0.
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Why was the match tied?
In this match, the Duckworth-Lewis rule was implemented when the Indian team was batting. According to the rule, when the second innings is going on, the target fixed at that time is decided in a new way on the basis of remaining overs, wickets. When Duckworth-Lewis is applied, two types of scores are determined, the first is the par score and the second is the target score.
The tied score is decided before the start of the second innings, while the target score is decided after if the match is stopped due to rain. In the equal score, it is necessary to reach a fixed score after regular overs and wickets, which has happened in this match with Team India. There is also a provision of super-over in T20 International if the match is tied, but it was not possible to have a super-over in the India-New Zealand match because it was raining here and the ground was also wet.
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