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The tie is the rarest of cricket results, but when there is one, drama is guaranteed. From Asif Mujtaba’s last ball six to South Africa throwing away a place in the World Cup final, cricket ties are far more exciting than their sartorial namesakes.

Sometimes a tie can involve a team coming back from a seemingly impossible situation, such as Abdul Razzaq’s heroics for Pakistan against Sri Lanka, or England’s recent fightback against New Zealand. Sometimes, though, two sides are just well matched, like Zimbabwe and Ireland at the 2007 World Cup.

All of these are better than draws, which are often dull.

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Crikey, a tie. You don’t get those every day. Paul Collingwood hit the fastest ODI fifty by an Englishman, and the last over was bowled by Luke Wright. It all keeps England’s chances of drawing the series alive, and I wasn’t expecting to be able to write that a week ago.

UPDATE: there’s highlights of England’s innings here, here, and here.

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