A list of tied matches in T20I's

1. West Indies vs New Zealand

West Indies vs New Zealand

This was one of the earliest T20I games in the history. New Zealand and West Indies were played their debut match and ended up in a draw. The match had several significant's. This was the only fifth international t20 match. The first match to end up in a draw. Also, it was the retirement game of all rounder, Chris Cairns. Batting first, West Indies had to face tough opposition from the New Zealand bowlers. Styris took two top order batsmen's and Shane Bond dismissed crucial wicket of Chris Gayle and a tail ender. The retiring boy, Cairns dismissed Smith in an exceptional run out. West Indies ended their debut T20I innings at just 126 runs. On reply, New Zealand was in a 3/73 score card and victory seems to be an easy task. But exceptional bowling spells from Bravo and Gayle, limited 8/107 score in 18.3 overs. In the final over, New Zealand was in a desperate need of 17 runs to win with Bond and Franklin in the crease. A 2nd ball maximum from Franklin made the match much more interesting and 5 runs was needed in the last ball with Bond in the crease. A four in the ball escorted the match to first International ball out and the match was won by New Zealand in a 3-0 margin.

2. India vs Pakistan

India vs Pakistan

Arch rivals, India and Pakistan made their first T20I World Cup bout in the inaugural tournament at Durban. The match was a crucial one for both the teams. Batting first, team India witnessed the quick dismissals of in form top order batsmens. Uthappa adjusted to stay in the crease after a pavilion ride from the batsmen's. Skipper MS Dhoni some how managed to make a good partnership and ended Indian innings at 141 runs. Pakistan also faced similar set backs in their batting order. But Misbah ul Haq was at his best and scored 53 before losing his wicket at 141 in the final ball of the innings,eventually the match was ended up in a draw. In the bowl-out, MS Dhoni given the opportunities to Uthappa, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh. All three of them smacked the stumps and won the match by a 3-0 bowl out margin. Both teams once again played in the finals and was a narrow win for the Men in Blue.

3. Canada vs Zimbabwe

Canada vs Zimbabwe

In a delicate match between, Canada and Zimbabwe in 2008, both teams were ended their innings at alike scores. Batting first Canada ended their innings at just 135 runs and seemed to be an easy target to chase. Cheema and Balaji Rao's quick innings's were crucial in letting the target above 120 for the hosts. On reply, Zimbabwe witnessed a top order collapse and was in need of a good innings. Wicket Keeper Taibu and Chigumbara added 37 and 30 runs to the score card and was in a 126-8 situation when Taibu was dismissed. From the last four balls Zimbabwe needed 10 runs and skipper Utseya's maximum helped the team to draw the match. Zimbabwe won the match in a bowl out for a 3-1 rate.

4. New Zealand vs West Indies

New Zealand vs West Indies

West Indies and New Zealand once again met in T20Is in the year 2008 to give a nail biting bout.  batting first New Zealand got an average start and with the efforts of right hander, Ross Taylor's  knock, New Zealand displayed a 155 target on the board. On reply, New Zealand bowlers witnessed Gayle storm, but lack of support from the non strikers took the West Indies side for a 149-7 score in the 19th over. West Indies lost Edwards in the 4th ball of the over, with Benn on strike. The left hander struck a four in the 5th ball and 2 runs was required in the final ball. But Benn took just one run and the match was resulted in a draw. And the match witnessed first ever super over in the T20Is. Gayle struck 25 runs against Vettori and on reply, left arm Benn conceded just 15 runs.

5. Australia vs New Zealand

Australia vs New Zealand

A high scoring game surprisingly ended up in a tie in the Australia's New Zealand visit in 2010. In the 2nd T20I at Christ Church, batting first Brendon McCullum struck an unbeaten 116 runs from just 56 balls and built a foundation for the 214 total. Hopkins's quick 36 and Nathan McCullum's 14 runs was other notable contributions in the total. Australian team displayed a balanced performance and all the 5 batters reached 2 digit number. Skipper Clarke and Cameron White's partnership was crucial in letting the Australian team for the total. When 20 overs completed Australia equaled New Zealand's 214 total and the match was scheduled for a super over. Southee bowled for the Australian side and conceded just 6 runs. On reply, Shaun Tait's extras aided New Zealand to win the match with 4 balls remaining.  

6. Australia vs Pakistan

Australia vs Pakistan

Yet another tie breaker was scheduled in a match between Australia and Pakistan at UAE in 2012. With the contributions of Hafeez, Jamshad and Kamran Akmal Pakistan set up a 152 target for the visiting side. On reply, Australia got a good opening through the openers and the score board was 40 when the team lost their in form David Warner with 31 runs. Shane Watson and Michael Hussey contributed 33 and 23 runs and made a decent contribution to the score card. Although skipper Bailey scored 43 runs, poor performances from the successors limited Australia to 151 total. In the super overs, Australia raised a 12 run target for the Pakistan team. Umar Akmal and Abdul Razaq added 5 runs each to the score card and with the aid of 2 extras, Pakistan won the match in the final ball.

7. New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand team has been in the tie breaker contest in 6 occasions, highest by a team. The 5th match in the list was against Sri Lanka in 2012. Batting first New Zealand top order displayed phenomenal performance with all the top 4 batsmen's having two digit runs. They were at a 154-4 score card in the 18th over and witnessed a quick collapse, limited the total to 174 runs. On reply, Sri Lankan openers added a 80 runs opening partnership in just 7.2 overs when Jayawardene was dismissed at 44 runs. But Dilshan batted strongly in the other end and scored 76 runs. Although Sangakkara added 21 runs, poor middle order performance resulted match in a tie. In the super overs, Sri Lanka displayed a 14 run target and on reply, New Zealand team closed their innings at just 7 runs.

8. West Indies vs New Zealand

West Indies vs New Zealand

In the same year New Zealand once again ended their chase at one run prior to the total. This was the 3rd tie match between the Windies and New Zealand. Although Gayle had given a splendid opening, West Indies team failed to make use of the start. With the efforts of Samuels and Pollard in the middle order, West Indies team managed to set up a 139 total. Although lost opener Nicol at 8 runs, New Zealand top order batsmen's contributed well in chasing the target. But the tail end batsmens disappointed in the end and their bout was once again ended up in a tie. Narine's 3-20 performance was crucial in the draw. In the super overs, New Zealand raised a 18 run target for the West Indies team, but Gayle and Samuels thrashed Southee to favor the match to the Windies side.

9. England vs Pakistan

England vs Pakistan

One of the most exciting t20 events ever. The thrill was existed even in the Super over also. Batting first, England team raised a target of 155 for the Pakistan side. James Vince's 46 run knock along with Joe Root, James Woakes's quick 30+ runs was pivotal in the target. On reply, Pakistan openers departed early and resurgence was in a need. Shoaib Malik and Rizwan started building the partnership and Malik stayed in the crease for a good time. When Afridi and Tanvir added quick knocks in the end Pakistan finally managed to reach the total score. The super over was a real thriller. England was unable to make a big target in the super over with raising a target of 5 runs. But Jordan attack limited Pakistan's super over chase to just 3 runs.

10. Scotland vs Ireland

Scotland vs Ireland

The most recent one is between Scotland and Ireland in June 2018. In a high scoring match, both the team ended their innings at 185 total. Batting first Scotland had a good start from the openers scoring 93 runs for the first wicket. Munsey was aggressive in the partnership scoring 46 runs from just 25 balls. Macleod's 46 and Coetzar's 53 knock helped the team to reach the total. On reply, Ireland opener Strirling was in exceptional form pondered 81 runs from 41 balls and built a foundation for the chasing. Simi Singh, Wilson scored 26 and 20 runs. When Kevin O brien lost his wicket at 28, Ireland needed 8 runs from 5 balls. Decent strike rotations in the last 5 balls helped Ireland to tie the match. After the match both team has decided not to play a super over.


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