Most thrilling tied ODI matches in History

tied ODI matches in History Eng vs SL

Most thrilling tied ODI matches in History

England vs Sri Lanka 1st One Day International of the ongoing series was an epic contest all the way. One of the most thrilling tied ODI matches in history. The match will be remembered for a long time for it provided the apex level entertainment to all the cricket lovers. England has always been a dominant force on its home soil. As we have witnessed in test series as well, Sri Lanka had no chances of dominance in all three games. However in limited overs game the islanders showed some signs of life. In fact, Sri Lanka were the favorites to win the game having taken half of England’s wickets before ninety runs.

tied ODI matches in History England ve Sri Lanka

 But hats off to the chasing ability of Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler and what a finish by Liam Plunkett. Needing seven runs off the last ball, Plunkett hit a six to tie the game thus saving the home side from the first defeat of the series. This has been the first of the tied ODI matches in last two years. However there is no shortage of such games in cricket history which ended on an equal. Flashing back into the past the most epic of tied ODI matches has been the 1999 world cup semifinal. South Africa who are often labeled as ‘chockers’ lost a tied game on the basis of bad run rate in their group stage games. Australia on the other hand qualified for the finals and eventually lifted the World Cup title by defeating Pakistan.

tied ODI matches in History Australia vs South Africa WC 1999

Tied ODI matches no matter either they are during a bilateral series or an ICC championship event, always prove to be nail biting. Cricket fans all around the world desperately wait for such rare cricket matches. And the ones who get to enjoy these, keep them in their memories for ever. Unlike t20 games there is no super over rule in ODI cricket. And all the matches ending on a tie go down as the tied ODI matches. Had ICC adopted a way to make such games result bearing, it would have been great. Still these are the games full of suspense and adrenaline both for players and spectators.

Most thrilling tied ODI matches in History

Team 1 Team 2 Ground Match Date
Australia West Indies Melbourne Cricket Ground 11 Feb 1984
England Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham 27 May 1989
Pakistan West Indies Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 22 Nov 1991
India West Indies W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth 6 Dec 1991
Australia Pakistan Bellerive Oval, Hobart 10 Dec 1992
West Indies Pakistan Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana 3 Apr 1993
India Zimbabwe Nehru Stadium, Indore 18 Nov 1993
New Zealand Pakistan Eden Park, Auckland 13 Mar 1994
Zimbabwe Pakistan Harare Sports Club 22 Feb 1995
New Zealand Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium 11 Nov 1996
India Zimbabwe Boland Park, Paarl 27 Jan 1997
New Zealand England McLean Park, Napier 26 Feb 1997
Zimbabwe New Zealand Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 1 Oct 1997
West Indies Australia Bourda, Georgetown, Guyana 21 Apr 1999
Australia South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
Pakistan Sri Lanka Sharjah Cricket Stadium 15 Oct 1999
Australia South Africa Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 18 Aug 2000
South Africa Australia Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 27 Mar 2002
South Africa Sri Lanka Kingsmead, Durban 3 Mar 2003
South Africa England Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein 2 Feb 2005
England Australia Lord’s, London 2 Jul 2005
Ireland Zimbabwe Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica 15 Mar 2007
New Zealand England McLean Park, Napier 20 Feb 2008
India England M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 27 Feb 2011
England India Lord’s, London 11 Sep 2011
India Sri Lanka Adelaide Oval 14 Feb 2012
West Indies Australia Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent 20 Mar 2012
Ireland Pakistan Castle Avenue, Dublin 23 May 2013
South Africa West Indies Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 14 Jun 2013
Netherlands Ireland VRA Ground, Amstelveen 9 Jul 2013
West Indies Pakistan Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia 19 Jul 2013
New Zealand India Eden Park, Auckland 25 Jan 2014
England Sri Lanka Trent Bridge, Nottingham 21 Jun 2016

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