Tag Cricket Records
A cricket match is tied when both teams finish with same number of runs = a VERY rare instance.
So rare, that from 1932 tests + 2882 ODIs + 121 T20s till today (5 Sept 2009) as I write this, only 29 have finished as tied. 23 in one dayers, 4 in Twenty20 and yes, we've had 2 tied test matches as well..
1st Tied Test : West Indies vs Australia : 14 Dec 1960, Brisbane : also the first ever tied cricket match. West Indies 453/10, Australia 505/10. Then, West Indies 284/10 to which Australia replied with 232/10. Total scores equal, match tied. Alan Davidson, the Aussie new ball bowler grabbed 11 wickets while Wes Hall, tearaway windies fast bowler dissmissed 5 of his 9 victims on last day to nearly win the game for his team.
2nd Tied Test : India vs Australia : 22 September 1986, Chennai : The best test innings Dean Jones played, scoring 210 dispite dehyderating and vomiting on field, propelling Aussie first innings to 574/7 declared. Kapil Dev scored 119 off 138 with 21 fours but Indians gave away 177 run lead. Australians second innings rushed to 170/5 in 49 overs, declared overnight to set Indians a target of 348.
On last morning, Aussie bowlers had not recovered completely from hard work they did on day 3 & 4 under exterme Chennai temperature and humidity. Kris Srikkanth set the tone with 39 off 49 balls and then Sunil Gawaskar (90) put on 103 run partnership with Mohinder Amarnath (51) in pursuit of an unlikely chase. Mohammad Azharuddin (42), Srikanth Pandit (39) and Chetan Sharma (23) kept Indian lantern burning as sunlight started to fade out. Last man Mohinder Amarnath was given lbw to Greg Mathews, with 1 winning run required, finishing the match as tied, with Ravi Shastri unbeaten on 48 at other end.
1st Tied one day International : Australia vs West Indies : 11 Feb 1984 : West Indies 222/5 in 50 overs [Richie Richardson 43, Vivian Richards 59, Jeff Dujon 33*] to which Australia replied with 222/9 in their quota of 50 overs [Kepler Wessels 77, Kim Hughes 53]. Last man Clarl Rackerman was out runout!
1st Tied Twenty20 International : New Zealand vs West Indies : 16 February 2006, Auckland : West Indies struggled their way to 126/7 against speed and swing of Shane Bond. New Zealand, despite 42 off 37 balls from opener Lou Vincent, slipped to 126/8 in their speculated 20 overs. Man of the Match = Dwayne Smith who got Lou Vincent's and Brendon McCullum's wicket.