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