List of tied One Day Internationals

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There have been 32 tied One Day International cricket matches out of over 3280 played since 1971. In cricket, a One Day International (ODI) is tied if the match ends with each team having scored exactly the same number of runs and with the side batting second having completed its innings with all 10 batsmen being out or the pre-determined number of overs having been completed. In a rain-affected match, the match is tied if the Duckworth-Lewis method indicates that the second team exactly meets but does not exceed the par score. There are also two further matches where the scores ended level, but one side was declared the winner, because it lost fewer wickets.

Tied matches were relatively rare in the first two decades of ODIs. ODIs had been played for 13 years before the first tie in 1984, in the 247th ODI. There was a gap of 5 years until the second tied ODI, in 1989, in the 567th ODI. However, since 1991, a further 27 tied ODIs have occurred in approximately 2,400 matches.

Every Test-playing nation has been involved in a tied ODI except Bangladesh, with Australia involved in the most (nine) including three ties with South Africa and West Indies. There has been at least one tied ODI in every Test-playing nation except Bangladesh, with the most (five) in Australia.

Tied ODIs[edit]

# Date Batting first Score (overs) Batting second Score (overs) At
1. 11 February 1984  West Indies 222–5 (50)  Australia 222–9 (50) MCG, Melbourne
2. 27 May 1989 [1]  England 226–5 (55)  Australia 226–8 (55) Trent Bridge, Nottingham
3. 22 November 1991  West Indies 186–5 (39)  Pakistan 186–9 (39) Lahore
4. 6 December 1991 [2]  India 126 (47.4)  West Indies 126 (41) WACA, Perth
5. 10 December 1992 [3]  Australia 228–7 (50)  Pakistan 228–9 (50) Hobart
6. 3 April 1993 [4]  Pakistan 244–6 (50)  West Indies 244–5 (50) Georgetown
7. 18 November 1993  India 248–4 (50)  Zimbabwe 248 (50) Indore
8. 13 March 1994 [5]  Pakistan 161–9 (50)  New Zealand 161 (49.4) Auckland
9. 22 February 1995 [6]  Zimbabwe 219–9 (50)  Pakistan 219 (49.5) Harare
10. 11 November 1996 [7]  New Zealand 169–8 (50)  Sri Lanka 169 (48) Sharjah
11. 27 January 1997 [8]  Zimbabwe 236–8 (50)  India 236 (49.5) Paarl
12. 26 February 1997 [9]  New Zealand 237 (49.4)  England 237–8 (50) Napier
13. 1 October 1997  Zimbabwe 233–8 (50)  New Zealand 233–9 (50) Bulawayo
14. 21 April 1999 [10]  West Indies 173–5 (30)  Australia 173–7 (30) Georgetown
15. 17 June 1999[11]  Australia 213 (49.2)  South Africa 213 (49.4) Edgbaston
16. 15 October 1999 [12]  Pakistan 196 (49.4)  Sri Lanka 196 (49.1) Sharjah
17. 18 August 2000 [13]  South Africa 226–8 (50)  Australia 226–9 (50) Colonial Stadium, Melbourne
18. 27 March 2002 [14]  South Africa 259–7 (50)  Australia 259–9 (50) Potchefstroom
19. 3 March 2003 [15]  Sri Lanka 268–9 (50)  South Africa 229–6 (45) Durban
20. 2 February 2005 [16]  England 270–5 (50)  South Africa 270–8 (50) Bloemfontein
21. 2 July 2005 [17]  Australia 196 (48.5)  England 196–9 (50) Lord's, London
22. 15 March 2007 [18]  Ireland 221–9 (50)  Zimbabwe 221 (50) Sabina Park, Kingston
23. 20 February 2008 [19]  England 340–6 (50)  New Zealand 340–7 (50) McLean Park, Napier
24. 27 February 2011 [20]  India 338 (49.5)  England 338–8 (50) M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
25. 11 September 2011 [21]  India 280–5 (50)  England 270–8 (48.5) Lord's, London
26. 14 February 2012 [22]  Sri Lanka 236–9 (50)  India 236–9 (50) Adelaide, Australia
27. 20 March 2012  Australia 220 (49.5)  West Indies 220 (49.4) Kingstown, West Indies
28. 23 May 2013  Pakistan 266/5 (47)  Ireland 275/5 (47) Castle Avenue, Dublin
29. 25 January 2014  New Zealand 314 (50)  India 314/9 (50) Eden Park, Auckland

World Cup matches are highlighted in green. In some ODIs, the team that had lost fewer wickets would be declared the winner if the scores ended exactly level. This was the case in two further matches:

# Date Batting first Score (overs) Batting second Score (overs) At
A. 20 March 1987 [23]  India 212–6 (44)  Pakistan 212–7 (44) Hyderabad (India)
B. 14 October 1988 [24]  Australia 229–8 (45)  Pakistan 229–7 (45) Lahore

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The series ended 1–1 with one match tied. For the purpose of deciding the winner of the series, England were considered as the winner of this match as they lost fewer wickets.
  2. ^ West Indies needed six runs off the last 10 overs, but had only one wicket in hand, when Sachin Tendulkar was called on to bowl. He gave away five runs, leaving the scores level, but took the last wicket, that of Anderson Cummins, with the last ball of his only over of the match.
  3. ^ Asif Mujtaba hit the last ball from Steve Waugh for six when Pakistan needed seven runs to win.
  4. ^ The crowd invaded the ground while the last ball was in still in play. West Indies scored the two runs that they needed to win but the match referee Raman Subba Row intervened to declare the match a tie.
  5. ^ Well set on 142 for 4, Waqar Younis tore through the New Zealand side, with the last 6 wickets falling for 19 runs, Younis ending on 6–30.
  6. ^ Pakistan needed seven runs in the last over with two wickets in hand. Aamer Nazir was out first ball, and Wasim Akram came in at number 11 to bat one handed, with the other hand in bandages. He had left the field while bowling in the first innings to receive six stitches after injuring himself attempting to take a return catch. He watched from the non-strikers end as Saeed Anwar reach his century, 103 not out. A single leg bye left the scores level, but brought Akram to the striker's end. He hit his first and only ball, a full toss, straight back to the bowler, Guy Whittall, to be caught and bowled.
  7. ^ Well set on 140 for 6, Sri Lanka lost their last four wickets for 19 runs, with Danny Morrison taking 5–34.
  8. ^ India needed two runs off the last ball with one wicket in hand. Eddo Brandes bowled a wide (which tied the scores), the batsmen attempted a bye and Robin Singh was run out ending the innings.
  9. ^ England needed 7 to win off the final over with 4 wickets in hand. Craig White (number 7) was 38 not out, and Dominic Cork (number 8) was 31 not out. Geoff Allott bowled a dot ball; the second ball went for a single bye; White was run out off the third ball attempting a second run; new batsman Robert Croft hit a four off his first ball but was bowled by the second; and Darren Gough missed the last ball but the batsmen scrambled a bye to tie the match.
  10. ^ Australia needed four runs in the last ball. The batsmen ran two but a crowd invasion of the ground prevented them from scoring the tying run or the fielders from completing a run out. The match referee, Raman Subba Row awarded them the third run anyway.
  11. ^ 1999 Cricket World Cup semi-final. Australia progressed to the final on the basis of being ahead of South Africa in the prior round robin portion of the tournament.
  12. ^ Sri Lanka collapsed from 157 for 1 to 196 all out.
  13. ^ Australia were 213 for 6 at the end of the 48th over, needing 14 runs to win with 4 wickets in hand. They lost two wickets (Michael Bevan and Steve Waugh) for one run in the 49th over.
  14. ^ Staggering at 223 for 9 in the 45th over, Australia's last wicket pair (number 6, Jimmy Maher, and number 11, Nathan Hauritz) put on 36 runs, but could only level the scores.
  15. ^ 2003 Cricket World Cup pool match. Duckworth-Lewis method. The scores were tied before the last ball but, unaware of this, the batsmen did not attempt to score.
  16. ^ Standing at 263 for 5 at the start of the final over, to be bowled by Kabir Ali, South Africa needed 8 runs to win. After a no ball hit for four, Mark Boucher was caught off the first legitimate ball, then a dot ball and single for Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince was run out off the fourth ball, a further single for Pollock, and Andrew Hall was stumped by Geraint Jones off the final ball.
  17. ^ England were in trouble at 33–5 in the first 10 overs, but Paul Collingwood and Geraint Jones both hit fifties to bring them back into the match, but they fell in the 43rd and 44th overs. In the end, the tail was unable to score the 10 runs required from the last over.
  18. ^ 2007 Cricket World Cup pool match. Zimbabwe was in control with only 15 runs needed from 36 balls with 4 wickets intact. However, 3 wickets fell for a single run, before the score ending up tied after the second last ball. Needing a single to win on the last ball, Ed Rainsford was run out instead.
  19. ^ New Zealand needed seven runs to win from the final over. Jamie How was run out off the second-to-last ball. Needing two runs to win off the final ball, Daniel Vettori could manage only a single.
  20. ^ From 281 for 2, England collapsed to 307 for 7, and they required 29 runs of the last two overs to win. The penultimate over from Piyush Chawla produced 15 runs, with Greame Swan and Bresnan hitting one six each, but Bresnan was bowled trying to smash one more. England needed 14 of the last over from Munaf Patel. Swan took 2 runs and 1 run in the first 2 balls, bringing the new batsman Ahmed Shehzad on strike. The first ball he faced, he smashed it straight for a six, leaving 5 of the remaining 3 balls. The next ball, they stole a bye. The penultimate ball, Swan got an inside edge, and eked two runs. Two to win, and one to tie in the last ball. Swan smashed the last ball to mid-off, where Pathan dives and fields, but fumbles little, and they take a single to tie the match.
  21. ^ England by Duckworth-Lewis method.
  22. ^ Pakistan was 211 for 6 before the last ball. Abdul Qadir was run out going for the second run and India won as they had lost fewer wickets. If the batsmen had not attempted the second run, Pakistan would have won as they were ahead after 25 overs.
  23. ^ Both the teams scored 229, but Pakistan were declared winners as they lost 7 wickets to Australia's 8.