It’s been nearly a couple of weeks since that epic World Cup 2019 final between New Zealand and England has ended. But the New Zealanders still haven’t seemed to have got over that defeat. Over the past few days, they have been trolling the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the ‘weird’ rules whenever they get an opportunity. On this occasion, it was the turn of ‘All Blacks’ – the New Zealand rugby team to take a dig at the apex cricket council.
In a game in ‘The Rugby Championship’, New Zealand was up against South Africa. At full-time, both All Blacks and Springboks had 16 points each to their tally. Thus, the game ended in a draw. The All Blacks shared the result of this game on the micro-blogging site Twitter. In their tweet, they wrote that there wasn’t any count back on the boundaries and said that the game was a draw while taking a dig at the ICC. They also thanked South Africa for an epic match.
“No count back on boundaries in Wellington. It’s a draw. Thanks for an epic Test @Springboks. #NZLvRSA #BACKBLACK,” the tweet from All Blacks read. They also shared a picture of the players in action during the game and the picture also had the scoreline.
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) July 27, 2019
New Zealand’s misfortune in the World Cup 2019 final
New Zealand played extremely well to reach the final of the World Cup 2019. After winning five games in a row, the Kiwis lost the next three matches. Yet, since they had better NRR, they progressed into the knockouts. In the semi-final, they stunned Team India with an awe-inspiring performance. Even though they didn’t have too many runs on the board, they did well to defend it.
They were on the course of defending a low total in the final as well. The Kiwis picked up some quick wickets and put England under serious pressure. But Ben Stokes played a brilliant inning to take the team into the super over. Luck wasn’t always on their favor and later the super over also ended in a draw. But since New Zealand hit fewer boundaries, England was adjudged the winner.
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