World Cup: What happens if a quarter-final/semi-final is abandoned or tied?

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What happens if a ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-final or semi-final is tied or abandoned? It is advantage for the teams which have done well in the group stage.

World Cup Special; Quarter-final schedule; Reserve day rules

World Cup has reached the quarter-final round and from here on it is do-or-die battle for all 8 teams. In case of last-eight phase matches being abandoned due to bad weather and if they end in tie, the teams which finished higher in the Pool will progress to the semi-finals. (Indo-Pak semis?)

World Cup: What happens if a quarter-final ends in a tie?

International Cricket Council's (ICC) playing conditions state that those who have done well in the initial part of the tournament will benefit in case of abandonment or a tie.

In such a scenario, New Zealand (Pool A toppers), India (Pool B toppers), Australia (Pool A 2nd) and South Africa (Pool B 2nd) have clear edge over their respective quarter-final opponents - West Indies (Pool B 4th), Bangladesh (Pool A 4th), Pakistan (Pool B 3rd) and Sri Lanka (Pool A 3rd).

The same rule will apply in the semi-finals too. However, if the final on March 29 at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ends in a tie, Super Over will be used to determine the winner.

There is no option for the use of Super Over before the final.


Rules for abandoned/tied quarter-finals and semi-finals

Quarter-final

If a quarter-final is tied, abandoned or if the match is a no result, then the team that finished in the higher position in the Pool stage shall proceed to the semi-finals.

Semi-final

If a semi-final is tied, abandoned or if the match is a no result, then the team that finished in the higher position in the Pool stage shall proceed to the final.

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