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ICC World Cup: Another Super Over should decide the winner instead of boundaries, says Sachin Tendulkar

NEW DELHI: Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday endorsed a second Super Over to decide the winner instead of considering the boundary count if such an extraordinary situation arises like it did in the World Cup final. In a gut-wrenching final at Lord’s on Sunday, England were adjudged the World Cup winners on the basis of their superior boundary count – 26 to New Zealand’s 17 – after both the regulation match and the ensuing Super Over ended in a tie. After table-toppers India were knocked out of the World Cup after losing the semi-final to New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli had suggested IPL-like playoffs instead of knockouts in the World Cup going forward. Asked if the World Cup format needs to be changed in the knock out stages, Tendulkar said: “I think the two teams that finish at the top should definitely have something going for them for having played consistently through the tournament. “With the kind of situation that India was in and the experience that he has, the need of the hour was for him to build the innings.

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