Few IPL matches have gone down the wire, and ended in thrilling super overs to determine the winner. Cricwizz takes a look at a few entertaining matches with super overs.
RR beat KKR in IPL 2014 via super tied over
Rajasthan had set a target of 153 runs to KKR, who were cruising at one stage, needing 16 runs off 12 balls. But James Faulkner turned things around to take 3 wickets in the penultimate over. KKR could just manage to tie the match.
In the super over, KKR batted first to score 12 runs. In the super over chase, Rajasthan were left with 3 runs to score off the last ball to win the super over, but instead of hitting or attempting a four, Smith managed to run a 2 as RR were ahead on boundary count. Hence, despite a super over tie, RR won the match.
The tied super over rules have been changed now, with super overs to be repeated until a winner is determined.
DC beat KKR in super over in 2019
Delhi Capitals were sailing towards a win, with Prithvi Shaw leading the chase of 186. But Shaw fell in the penultimate over for 99. KKR then took 2 wickets in last 2 balls to tie the match. In the super over, Delhi set an easy target of 11. But Delhi’s K Rabada tied up the big hitters Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik with perfect yorkers to limit them to just 7 runs, and coast to a thrilling win.
KXIP beat CSK via super over in 2010
Kings XI Punjab managed 136/6 in their 20 overs, with Yuvraj Singh top-scoring with 43. However, CSK were below par as well, struggling to overhaul an easy target. With a run required to win, R Ashwin holed out. CSK then set a target of just 10 runs in the super over. Mahela Jayawardene slammed a first-ball six to make a mockery of the small chase. Yuvraj then cracked a four to seal the win.
MI beat SRH in super over in 2019
It was a game that SRH should have won, with Manish Pandey and Mohammad Nabi stitching 49-run stand in 5.1 overs. But Pandey stole a tie after slamming the last ball for 6. In the super over, it was SRH who had a freeze, managing just 8 runs in 4 balls after losing both their wickets. Mumbai then had it easy, pulling off the chase in 3 balls. It was perhaps the least ball taken in a super over in IPL.
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