Collingwood calls for change in rules

England put together one of their best batting displays in recent times to score an imposing 191 for five but lost the match as the D/L method put the game beyond their reach in the rain-interrupted second half. Rain intervened after 2.2 overs with West Indies at 30 for no loss. When play resumed, the target was reset to 60 from six overs as per the D/L method.
The home team had no trouble in knocking off 30 runs in the remaining 22 balls to move into the Super Eights.

“Ninety-five percent of the time you would defend 191,” said Collingwood. “Unfortunately the Duckworth-Lewis had other ideas and brought the equation completely the other way and made it very difficult for us. There is a major problem with it in this format of the game. I’ve no problem with it in 50 overs but in this format it has to be revised.
“It’s frustrated me tonight because I’ve come off the losing captain, but it’s certainly got to be revised in this form,” Collingwood said.

West Indies skipper Chris Gayle agreed with Collingwood. “I would support what Collingwood said. I could have been in the same position as well. It’s something that can be addressed. I’m happy, but it’s just unfortunate for England.”
Collingwood could not believe they were again at the receiving end of the D/L method after feeling the rain-heat at home nine month back in World Twenty20, also at the hands of the West Indies.

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