IPL: Reliving All The Super Overs In The Tournament History

IPL: Reliving All The Super Overs In The Tournament History

Kagiso Rabada and Marcus Stoinis
Kagiso Rabada and Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: Twitter)
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IPL 2021 starts on April 9, 2021 with the first match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. The match is scheduled to be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. All 8 teams will play a total of 60 matches during IPL 2021. There are six venues that are going to host all the matches in IPL 2021. The tournament will conclude with the final match on May 30, 2021.

There is no denial that matches with super overs are among the most exciting matches in Indian Premier League. In the super over, everything depends on the bowler and the three batsmen who are part of the 6 balls, and anything can happen. In Indian Premier League, there has been a total of 13 matches so far that ended in a super over. One of these also witnessed two super overs. These 13 matches are among the most exciting matches that Indian Premier League has seen. Here we relive all the super overs in the history of Indian Premier League so far.

IPL: Reliving All The Super Overs In The Tournament History

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals- IPL 2009

Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals match in IPL 2009 was the first occasion in IPL when the match ended in a tie and went to the super over. With a crucial 42-run knock by Yusuf Pathan, Rajasthan Royals scored 150-6 batting first. For Kolkata Knight Riders, Sourav Ganguly and Chris Gayle scored 46 runs and 41 runs respectively and the match ended in a tie with KKR putting 150-8 on the scoreboard.

In the super over, Kamran Akmal bowled for Rajasthan Royals. Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum came out to bat for Kolkata Knight Riders. Gayle hit three consecutive boundaries off the last three deliveries. KKR scored 15 runs from 6 balls during the over. For Rajasthan Royals, Yusuf Pathan came out to bat with Ravindra Jadeja to face bowler Ajantha Mendis. Pathan hit a six off the first ball and scored 2 runs off the 2nd ball. He again hit a six off the third ball. With 14 runs in 3 balls, Rajasthan needed just 2 runs off the last three balls. Pathan then hit a boundary to clinch victory for Rajasthan Royals.

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