Cricket World Cup 2019 ended on a stunning note with hosts England and New Zealand playing out arguably the greatest World Cup final ever. 102 overs of action could not separate both the teams as the scores were level after the first 100 overs as well as the super overs. Eventually, England walked away with the World Cup because of hitting more number of boundaries.
The cricketing world has been busy criticising the ICC rule book since the game ended. Well, this is not the first any team was let down by the ICC rules. So through this article, we take a look at five games where a deserving team had to lose the game because of ICC rules.
5. South Africa vs England – 1992 World Cup:
South Africa were playing their first-ever World Cup in 1992 and stormed into the semifinal where they were up against England. Put in to bat, England scored 252/6 in 45 overs. The innings was curtailed as South Africa had a slow over rate, for which they were later fined. South Africa put up a good show with the bat and eventually needed 47 from 30 balls with four wickets in hand.
David Richardson and Brian McMillan reduced the equation to 22 from 13. This is when South Africa’s World Cup hopes were washed away. Despite only 12 minutes lost due to rain, South Africa needed to score 22 from 7. This later turned out to be a farce, as moments later the target was revised to 22 off 1 ball.