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 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?)
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
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.
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.