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Most Dramatic Super Over in IPL

By Kaif - April 20, 2024 - Last updated on Apr 20, 2024 06:09 PM
Most Dramatic Super Over in IPL

Ever since BCCI invented IPL in the year 2008. Since then this format has made cricket the most exciting. The success of IPL is the biggest witness to this. This format of the game entertains the audience the most in a short period. Apart from this, every match of IPL has a winner. Even if it is from Super Over. Today in this blog we will tell you about the top 5 most dramatic Super Overs in IPL, which you will be surprised to see.

Top 5 Most Dramatic Super Over in IPL

5. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals - 2009

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

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For the first time, Super Over was seen in IPL in the year 2009. In this match, the match played between KKR vs Rajasthan was tied at 150 runs. Batting first in the Super Over, KKR scored 15 runs. Rajasthan won the match with 2 balls remaining thanks to Yusuf Pathan.

4. Mumbai Indians Vs Gujarat Lions - 2017

Mumbai Indians Vs Gujarat Lions - 2017

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While playing for Mumbai Indians against Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017 and helping them win, Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant super over. Mumbai's super over was over in five balls but before Jos Buttler and Pollard were out, Pollard bowled a brilliant super over. By hitting one four and one six, 11 runs were put on the board. In the second innings, Bumrah did not start well and bowled a wide and a no ball at the beginning of the over. Although these two extra runs would have proved to be one-third of Gujarat's total score, but unfazed by the presence of Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum at the crease, Bumrah bowled the next two balls with a yorker, the next two slovers, the next again a yorker and then a low full-toss. Saved the team from the claws of lions.

3. Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2013

Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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While playing with Delhi in IPL 2013, the match of Royal Challengers Bangalore team became quite interesting. When both the teams scored 152 runs at Chinnaswamy Stadium. The presence of Gayle and De Villiers helped Umesh Yadav score 15 runs in the over. In reply, David Warner and Ben Rohrer scored only 11 runs against Ravi Rampal. AB de Villiers' two sixes on the last two balls took the match away from Delhi. Gayle caught Warner on the first ball of the super over. After which RCB won the match easily.

Also Read: List of lowest team total scores in IPL history (2008 - 2024)

2. Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings - 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings

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Best super over in ipl: There was a tough competition between Punjab and Mumbai Indians in Dubai. Not one but two super overs were seen in this match. In the match, Mumbai Indians scored 176 runs for 6 wickets. In reply, Punjab also scored 176 runs for 6 wickets. The match remained tied. After this, both the teams scored 5-5 runs in the super over and the super over also became tied. Then in the second super over of the match, Mumbai scored 11 runs for one wicket. In reply, Punjab won the match on the basis of Chris Gayle's six and Mayank Agarwal's two fours on Trent Boult.

1. Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders - 2014

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders

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Most Dramatic Super Over in IPL History: This was a match which was tied twice and it was also a great match which should be remembered again and again. This was a match played between the teams given in point number two and this match also took place on foreign soil,

Kolkata Knight Riders equaled Rajasthan Royals' score of 152 runs. Then, Rajasthan Royals equaled the score of 11 runs scored by Kolkata Knight Riders in the Super Over. But like in 2009, the Royals became winners after five years and the credit for this goes to the mental cleverness of Steve Smith.

Because at that time the rules of Super Over of IPL said that if Super Over is tied then the team which hits more boundaries in the Super Over will be considered the winner and if here also the match remains tied then the match will be decided on the basis of boundaries hit during the entire match. The result will be decided.

Both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders hit one boundary each in the Super Over, but in their innings of 20 overs, Royals hit 18 boundaries and Kolkata hit 14 boundaries.

Since the field was decorated keeping a big hit in mind, keeping this rule in mind, Smith pushed the last ball into the gap and gave the match to the Royals by scoring two runs.

Also Read: How Many Super Over Has Been Played in IPL History? IPL Super Over

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