The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a great stage for the best of Indian cricketers and also the cream of international cricket. The League has been a stage where talent has met opportunity and also a place where people get opportunities like no other place and the stars of the world along with the young Indian uncapped players are part of the IPL.
In the IPL, there have been many encounters that have been decided through the medium of super overs. A Super over is one where both the sides play an over to decide the winner in case scores are tied. Each team gets two wickets in the Super Over and in case all the three have fallen the other team wins the match. Here are the highest scores in three matches made in super-overs in IPL history. The IPL has kept media and cricket news sites engaged.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 2013
This Super Over took place on April 7 2013 in Hyderabad. Vinay Kumar gave just 6 runs in the 20th over to tie the game for RCB. In the Super over, Cameron White smashed Vinay Kumar for 20 runs, RCB lost the game by six runs.
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders 2009
Rajasthan Royals got to a score of 150 in their 20 overs on the back of Yusuf Pathan’s explosive innings of 42 off 21 balls. In the chase the Knight Riders made their way to 150. Then in the super over they scored 15. In reply, Yusuf Pathan smashed 18 runs off the first four balls to give Rajasthan the win.
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings 2015
Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings played out a thrilling Super over encounter in 2015 where Rajsthan made 192 on the back off Ajinkya Rahane’s 74. Punjab got to the same score with David Miller’s 54 and Shaun Marsh’s 65. In the Super over, Punjab posted 15 runs. The Royals failed to defend the score as they lost both their wickets in just six runs off three balls.