"bowl out" - a good method for deciding who wins the match?

Twenty twenty worldcup - Austrilian team celebrating..
India
September 15, 2007 2:49am CST
well,twenty-twenty world cup has started. I would like to know your opinion about the "bowl-out"? do you think thats the best way of ending a match which has tied? do you feel that it is just like the penalty which happens during a soccer match? post ur views..
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@Lifeless (2638)
• India
17 Sep 07
Yeah, its quite an exciting way to bring out a result from a tied match.. Its definately of the same concept as the penalties in soccer and hockey... It has added a lot of excitement to the game...
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@dbhattji (2507)
• India
17 Sep 07
No, I think it checks luck more than skill.
• India
22 Sep 07
nope bhatt... there is nothing called luck here.. I only see it as opposition's blunder..... U are capitalising on opposite teams' errors in game..
• India
22 Sep 07
sorry bhatt... I absent mindedly wrote something without reading the topic and it's heading correctly... Anyway bowlout is not entirely on luck.. it's how confident ur man is to hit the stumps....
• India
15 Sep 07
yes..i loved it..this is the best way..i thought just single points woulb b given to each team..ut liked this way..sao now 20-20 is not only a batsman play but bowling is as equal imp in such cases..
• India
16 Sep 07
yes you are right.
@vijiayyar (191)
• Ireland
15 Sep 07
Its just a penalty with cricket flavour! But its gud, its exciting and I think people are going to enjoy it. But at the same time its taking away the great historical charms of a TIE!! Its gud in the way you have results, but as a follower of cricket we have a great charm for tied matches like the Australia Sout Africa semifinal tie from the world cup! Can we ever forget that match? Here we do not have any charm associated, its just a match with one team winning it, as it goes into record of cricketing history. Ya, but one thing is certainly positive.....after a really hard and hapless task from bowlers in this Twenty20 format, they get some say with this bowl out!!
• India
16 Sep 07
really no one can ever forget the world cup semifinal.
@Ramsakha (205)
• India
25 Sep 07
I was not aware of this rule in Twenty29 cricket. I came to know about it when India beat Pakistan under this rule.I think it is good as there is a result in every match.
• India
17 Sep 07
Yes I watched the Indo-Pak match till the end and it was one of the best matches I have seen in a long long time. while the end was no doubt thrilling, I did not quite like the ‘end’ i.e. the newly introduced bowled-out method of deciding how the points are to be distributed. Officially the match was tied, but the points were given to India on the basis of 3 strikes in the ‘bowled-out’ phase. After the intensity and seriousness of the entire match, bowled-out seemed very silly and like the neighbourhood ‘gilly-danda’ to me. It looked very childlike to see bowlers like Harbhajan Singh and Shahid Afridi saunter up to the wicket and throw the ball just to hit the stumps! I did not like it, I think it somewhat diluted the intensity of the match played before. A tie in a one-day match is the ultimate that the players can reach in terms of skill and performance and after that if one team is said to have ‘lost’ the match just because one bowler could not hit the stump on one particular occasion…well its just plain and simple ridiculous!
• India
15 Sep 07
bowl out is funny method to deciding that who will win the match. if we want result than play 3-5 over match per site. so it will be nice think rather than bowl out. but its very funny to see it. rally. its just like football.
• India
15 Sep 07
Bowl out method is like penalty shoot out in foot-ball. It is a nice concept in cricket to decide the winner when match has been drawn.