Five IPL Matches That Went into Super Over And Gave Us a Mini Heart Attack

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Most people tune in to watch an IPL match only when the tail overs are being bowled and believe me, one can even drop a phone call from his/her crush when it comes to these last few balls of 2nd innings.
Just imagine, two teams fighting fiercely till the end only to get their scores levelled. As much as it can give bookies around the world a heart attack and a chance to loot big, it also provides a great dose of nail-biting entertainment to the ones sitting on their couch.
IPL entered its eleventh season and there were quite a few matches from the last 10 seasons that were forced into super overs to differentiate a clear winner. Have a look at all these ‘paisa-aur-time-wasool’ matches and find out which match was the best of best.

Most people tune in to watch an IPL match only when the tail overs are being bowled and believe me, one can even drop a phone call from his/her crush when it comes to these last few balls of 2nd innings.
Just imagine, two teams fighting fiercely till the end only to get their scores levelled. As much as it can give bookies around the world a heart attack and a chance to loot big, it also provides a great dose of nail-biting entertainment to the ones sitting on their couch.
IPL entered its eleventh season and there were quite a few matches from the last 10 seasons that were forced into super overs to differentiate a clear winner. Have a look at all these ‘paisa-aur-time-wasool’ matches and find out which match was the best of best.

IPL 2018’s 1st Match: MI vs CSK

No, this definitely and luckily (sorry but I’m a die-hard CSK fan) did not go into the super over but it was very much close to entering it. With CSK winning it with just a ball spare, we couldn’t have asked for a better opening match in the season.
Let’s now begin with our list of matches that had super overs decide the winner.

#5 KKR vs RR, 2009

First ever super over in IPL season-2, this one was super fun. Firstly, after having lost two quick wickets, Yousuf Pathan helped Rajasthan Royals reach a total of 150 runs. Then, Chris Gayle gave KKR a good start that was later spoiled by the loss of four back-to-back wickets. However, it was Sourav Ganguly who played a great knock and almost gifted KKR with a win when he lost his wicket with just one ball remaining and 2 runs required of it.
Tailender Ishant Sharma could score just one and this led to the need for a super over.
Again, Yousuf Pathan hit consecutive boundaries to snatch win away from KKR.

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#4 RCB vs DD, 2013

In this match, it seemed as if RCB flunked to manage a score of 152 due to a series of terrible shot selections and immature play. I’m saying this because, at one stage, they were sitting comfortably at a score of 129/2 from where their victory looked obvious. But, things turned around and they had to be satisfied with a tie.
However, the super over went into their favour and Delhi could not take advantage of the epic comeback.

#3 GL vs MI, 2017

This match saw one hell of a super over battle. Firstly, MI paltan put a score of 11 on board with the help of mighty Kieron Pollard’s 10 run knock. Then came a very interesting twist.
Everyone believed that Gujarat Lions can very easily get past the target with Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum on the crease, but things fall apart.
Even though the very first ball bowled by Jasprit Bumrah was a No Ball, gifting GJ with a free hit, Finch could take only one run off it. Later, another wide ball helped GJ get one extra but the two openers could manage only 4 runs of the 6 legal deliveries that they faced. Eventually, GJ lost by 5 runs and lucky MI stayed lucky.

#2 RCB vs SRH, 2013

This was one crazy ride!
In Match #7 of IPL-6, Vinay Kumar of RCB was bowling the last over when 5 were required off 3 (SRH chasing a small total of 130). While 2 runs were needed from the last ball, there was a very easy chance for the wicketkeeper to take the wicket but it was missed.
Later, in the super over, things started with a No Ball from RCB’s side and SRH could score a very good 20 runs on board.
Now, just imagine, Chris ‘Gaylestorm’ is playing the last ball and a sixer is needed to yet again tie the game.
Final score- 15. They lost!

Will IPL 2018 witness a super over?

Will IPL 2018 witness a super over?

We’ll find it out it later and I know what you’re thinking right now. If #2 was such a thriller, what would #1 be? Well, read on…

#1 KXIP vs RR, 2015

“Do what the opposition does!”
It seemed like the players of KXIP and RR took this proverb too very seriously. KXIP was chasing a massive total of 192 when their all-rounder Axar Patel hit a four off the last ball to level the score.
Talking about the dugout, it was Virender Sehwag (KXIP) vs Rahul Dravid (RR) now.
Super over-
KXIP batting…
1st Ball – Miller OUT!
2nd Ball – No Ball!
Final score – 16/1
RR batting…
1st Ball – Watson OUT!
2nd ball – No Ball!

Final score – 10/2 (4 balls remaining)
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