Over the years, the Indian Premier League has produced a lot of thrilling encounters that went down the wire. It is always exciting to see two IPL teams playing against each other in the Super Over. The first-ever Super Over in the T20 Extravaganza took place in 2009 when the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals ended in a tie. Since then, cricket fanatics have been entertained by many Super Overs.
In this article, let’s take a look at 5 best Super Overs in IPL
Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 2020, Dubai
It is no surprise that the match between Punjab and Mumbai in IPL 2021 in Dubai holds the reputation of being the most thriller IPL match ever. There were two Super Overs as both the teams gave a tough fight to secure a victory. After scoring 176 runs each, Punjab and Mumbai ended up with five runs in their first Super Over. In the second Super Over, Mumbai batted first to score 11 runs. The KL Rahul-led side easily chased the score as Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal looked in fine form.
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2020, Abu Dhabi
The match between KKR and SRH can be considered as one of the best matches of IPL 2021. Batting first in the game, KKR posted 163 runs on the scoreboard. The Knight Riders were the favorites to win the game as there was a collapse of SRH’s batting unit. However, an exceptional performance by David Warner and Abdul Samad steered the game to a tie. The Super Over saw the exploits by Lockie Ferguson as the bowler gave away just two runs while picking two wickets. Scoring three runs off six balls wasn’t difficult for the Riders and they easily won the game.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 2015, Ahmedabad
The enthralling game of cricket between Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) and Rajasthan Royals saw both teams posting 192 runs on the scoreboard in their 20 overs. Batting first in the SO, Punjab smashed 15 runs as Shaun March hit three consecutive boundaries. Chasing the score, the Royals fell short of ten runs as Mitchell Johnson took two wickets in Super Over while conceding just five runs.
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, 2010, Chennai
Playing at their home ground, Chennai Super Kings didn’t have an ideal end to their game against Punjab. There was a collapse of CSK’s batting line-up in the second innings as thus they ended up with only 136 runs to tie the game. In the Super Over, it was Punjab who had the last laugh as they easily chased nine runs scored by Chennai batters.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, 2013, Bangalore
Playing against RCB, Delhi were phenomenal with the willow as they ended up with 152 runs on the scoreboard. RCB had a poor start to their batting innings as they lost their two wickets in just 26 runs. However, what followed after that was a record-breaking partnership of 103 runs between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Despite a good batting effort, the Bangalore outfit ended up with 152 runs and the match went to the Super Over. In the Super Over, RCB scored 15 runs while DC ended up with just 11 to lose the game.