The ICC WTC Final will be held at the Oval© Twitter
With just a few days to go until the final of the ICC World Testing Championship, India will play Australia in the decider at the Oval in London. India, who lost in the final of the previous tournament to New Zealand two years ago, will this time be looking to go the distance against the top-placed Australian team in the WTC points table. While cricket games over 5 days should be enough to determine the winner’s name, there is a possibility that the match could end in a draw if both sides annul each other from 7 to 11 June.
In the event of a possible rain break, the ICC kept a sixth reserve day for the WTC Final. But the match can still end in a draw. What happens in such a case?
If the ICC WTC Final ends in a tie, India and Australia will share the trophy and both countries will be joint winners. Even if the match ends in a draw, the trophy will be shared.
In other cases, the prospect of boundary scoring, Super Overs, and even league standings can be used to determine the winner in the event of a stalemate. But there will be no such measure in the WTC final.
Reserve day in WTC Final
The reserve day only matters if rain ruins the match and time is lost due to extreme weather conditions. To make up for lost time, you can use the reserve day to determine the winner.
But, if it doesn’t rain and the match remains deadlocked after 5 days, the reserve day will not start. To add an extra day, rain has to play some part in the match, whether it’s all day or a few hours.
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