IPL Super Overs
The format of the T20 is volatile, and the matches go on till the last over. During the Indian Premier League, there have been many exciting and nail-biting finishes in every season.
Here is a list of top 5 super overs which resulted because of the games that were tied in the competition and the Super Over that followed:
#5) KKR vs RR (IPL 2014)
The second tie between KKR & RR came about within the 2014 edition of the IPL. Ajinkya Rahane scored 72 runs, which made the Royals post 152 runs on the board. Within the chase, James Faulkner’s three wickets for a meager 11 runs dented KKR’s hopes of a win. Anyhow, Shakib Al Hasan’s appearance and a score of 29 helped KKR tie the match.
In the super over, Manish Pandey’s very last ball’s six gave KKR 11 runs to defend. Sunil Narine then bowled brilliantly because the match visited the last ball. With 1 ball of three needed, Steve Smith, while he pushed the ball to covers and ran a double as the scores were tied within the super over still. On higher boundary count, RR won the match.
#4) RCB vs DD (IPL 2013)
The second tie match of the 2013 edition also involved RCB, now against the Delhi Daredevils. Delhi Daredevils scored 150 runs on the board with tardy blitzes from Kedar Jadhav and Irfan Pathan. RCB were on target to win the match during Kohli & de Villiers’ partnership. But when both of them were dismissed, the remaining batsman didn’t create a bearing and ended up at 150 runs.
RCB had to bat first within the Super Over and they made a score of 15 runs, by two sixes on the last two balls which was bowled by Umesh Yadav. The daredevils lost Warner on the initial delivery off Ravi Rampaul, even though Irfan Pathan hit a four and a six, the Daredevils fell short by 4 runs as they lost both wickets for 11 runs.
#3) SRH vs RCB (IPL 2013)
RCB got involved in two super over matches, in the 2013 season with one against SRH at Hyderabad. Virat Kohli and Moises Henriques both scored in 40’s assisting RCB to 130 runs. Debutant Hanuma Vihari kept SRH within the hunt with an unbeaten 46 ball 44, however, he didn’t seal the winning runs on the last ball of the match.
In super over, Cameron White’s number of sixes against Vinay Kumar helped SRH post 21 runs. Dale Steyn’s intimidating yorkers made Gayle and Kohli silent within the second innings, as SRH sealed an easy super over win.
#2) CSK vs KXIP (IPL 2010)
Suresh Raina lead CSK as regular skipper as MS Dhoni missed the match in Chennai. Muttiah Muralitharan took 3 wickets for just 16 runs and Yuvraj’s 28 balls 43 helped KXIP to 136/8. CSK might have got a good start, but they faltered in the middle and ended on the same score of 136.
Theron bowled the super over and limited the CSK to merely 9 runs, due to Suresh Raina’s six of the final ball. Mahela Jayawardene hit the primary ball off Muralitharan for a six, but got out on the second ball with the equation being four runs needed of 4 balls. Yuvraj’s reverse sweep sealed the sport within the next ball as this win was the primary for the KXIP team against the CSK within the Indian Premier League.
#1) KKR vs RR (IPL 2009)
This was the first-ever tie that happened in the IPL, which was between Kolkata Knight Riders & Rajasthan Royals in 2009. Rajasthan batted first and posted a score of 150/6 on the board with the help of a cameo from Yusuf Pathan. KKR also finished with the same losing eight wickets.
Kamran Khan bowled the super over, who had defended 6 runs in the final over, and Chris Gayle’s hat-trick of fours enabled KKR to defend 16-runs. Anyhow, Yusuf shattered two sixes in three balls off Ajantha Mendis‘ bowling as he helped the RR to score an unforgettable win. Yusuf Pathan without help won Rajasthan their match alongside KKR.