New Zealand coach Gary Stead has known as for the Cricket World Cup’s guidelines to be overhauled, labelling the showpiece closing “hole” after England defeated the Black Caps on a technicality.
The groups couldn’t be separated on the finish of each common play and a Tremendous Over shootout, so England was handed victory as a result of it had a superior boundary depend.
“It’s a really, very hole feeling which you can play 100 overs and rating the identical quantity of runs and nonetheless lose the sport, however that’s the technicalities of sport,” Stead instructed reporters in feedback launched by New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday.
He stated such an exciting match, which has been hailed by many specialists as the best one-day sport in historical past, deserved a greater method to decide the end result.
“There’s going to be many issues they take a look at over the entire event — I’m certain after they have been writing the principles they by no means anticipated a World Cup closing to occur like that,” he stated.
“I’m certain it’ll be reviewed (and) there’s many alternative ways in which they’ll in all probability discover.”
Stead shrugged off options England had been mistakenly handed an additional run after a throw from a fielder hit the bat of a diving Ben Stokes’ and deflected to the boundary within the closing over of normal play.
England was awarded six runs however former umpire Simon Taufel stated it ought to solely have gotten 5 because the batsmen had not crossed for his or her second run when the throw was made.
“I didn’t truly know that,” Stead stated. “However on the finish of the day the umpires are there to rule.
“They’re human as nicely, like gamers, and typically there’s a mistake however that’s simply the human side of sport.”
‘We didn’t lose’
Skipper Kane Williamson identified his crew was not defeated on the pitch, saying it as a substitute fell sufferer to “wonderful print” within the guidelines.
He stated that was a disgrace however the New Zealanders had signed as much as the principles that ruled the event.
“On the finish of the day nothing separated us, nobody misplaced the ultimate, however there was a topped winner and there it’s,” he instructed Newstalk ZB.