In cricket, a T20 is tied if the match ends with each team having scored exactly the same number of runs and with the side batting second having completed its innings with all 10 batsmen being out or the pre-determined number of overs having been completed. In a rain-affected match, the match is tied if the Duckworth-Lewis method indicates that the second team exactly meets but does not exceed the par score. There are also some instances where the scores ended level, but one side was declared the winner, because it lost fewer wickets. There are the rules to break this tie and at present, the super over is the option chosen. Let’s discuss about this Tied T20 matches.

New Zealand vs. West Indies: Eden Park in Auckland in Feb, 2006. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl first.

Daren Ganga and Chris Gayle opened the innings for West Indies.  They managed to score 126 runs which could not be said high score or low score.  Shane Bond bowled well in that innings and managed to strike down two wicket with 3.75 economy rate. Styris and Patel also got wicket in that match but went for runs but somehow they managed to hold Caribbean at 126.

Lou Vincent and Stephen Fleming opened the Kiwi innings, Vincent played a responsible innings in that match and scored 42 runs off 37 balls. The kiwi team played not upto their mark but managed to score the same run as Caribbean team that is 126 runs at the end of 20th over.

The match tied but New Zealand won the bowl out.

India vs. Pakistan: Kingsmead, Durban in September 2007. Pakistan won the toss and chose to field first.

Gambhir and Sehwag opened the account for India. Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni , Irfan Pathan were the highest three run scorers from Indian team. Robin scored 50off 39 balls, Dhoni scored 33 off 31 balls and Pathan Scored 20 off 15 balls. India scored 141 run at the end of the 20th over.

Misbah –ul- Haq played brilliantly in that match. He scored 53 off 35 balls. Pakistan managed to score 141 same as India and credit goes to Misbah –ul-Haq.

The match tied and India won the bowl out.

Canada vs. Zimbabwe:  October, 2008.

Canada played an average innings and managed to score 135 on the scoreboard. Zimbabwe players did not bowl well though restricted the oppositions under 140 runs. Masakadza and Zhuwao opened the account of Zimbabwe innings. Taibu and Chigumbura performed well. Their innings boosted the team score and helped it to reach at 135. Osinde ,Cheema , Baidwan bowled well for Canada  in that match.

As match ended tied, bowl-out occurred and Zimbabwe won the bowl-out.

New Zealand vs. West Indies:  Eden Park, Auckland. 

The Kiwis won the toss and decided to bat first. They scored 155 at the end of the 20th over. West Indies bowlers comprised loads of runs. In the 2nd innings of the match Caribbean took the revenge of 1st innings and scored 155 run and the match tied. West Indies won the match winning the one over eliminator.

New Zealand vs. Australia:  AMI stadium, Christchurch in 2010. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first.

Brendon McCullum played a devastating innings of 116 runs. His innings boosted the team score to the 214 runs on the board. Australians are good at chasing all of us know that. They proved it again in that match and tied the match scoring 214 runs. Australia batting line up performed well equally.

New Zealand won the match winning the one over eliminator.

Australia vs. Pakistan: Dubai Cricket International Stadium in 2012. Pakistan won the toss and selected to bat first.

They managed to score 151 on the base of Hafeez ,Akmal,JAmshed’s innings. Australian Strong batting line up did not manage to win the match but they scored as much as the Pakistan scored and consequence was match tied.

Pakistan won the match winning the one over eliminator.

Sri Lanka vs. New Zealand: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in September,2012.

New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. Kiwi batting line up clicked totally and managed to score 174 runs at the end of 20th over. Jayawardane and Dilshan played performed well and took their team to the door of winning. But they did not get success and tied the match scoring 174 runs.

Sri Lanka won the match winning the one over eliminator.

New Zealand and West Indies:  Again this pair of team positioned in the list. The match occurred at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in October, 2012. Kiwis won the toss and elected to field first.

Chris Gayle boosted the Caribbean score and West Indies managed to score 139 runs.

Key Player Ross Taylor of New Zealand plated a innings of 66 runs that made their score 139runs .the match tied.

West Indies won the match winning the one over eliminator.







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