The advent of T20 format in cricket has only helped the game reach a wider set of audience. The prospect of a fast paced-game, which end in 40 overs makes it more interesting to watch.
Having said that, there have been many occasions when the teams wouldn’t get the outcome in a game despite playing all 40 overs. Much like in one-day, the game ends in a tie when the scores get level after the completion of alloted set of overs.
In those situations, the outcome of the game is determined by a super over. But what if the super over also results in a tie? The recent India-Afghanistan 3rd T20I match was one such instance when the super over also ended in a tie.
In those situations, another super over is played to determine the result of the game. In this article, let’s take a look at the all the games where double super-overs took place:
- India vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I – 17th January 2024
The third T20I of the three-match series between India and Afghanistan saw two super overs taking place. India batted first and posted a huge total of 212 runs on the board in the first innings. At one stage, they were in all sorts of trouble at 22 for 4.
Rinku Singh then joined hands with Rohit Sharma to steady things and stitched a massive partnership of 190 runs for the fifth wicket. Skipper Rohit Sharma played a sensational knock of 121 runs in 69 balls, including 11 fours and 8 sixes.
Rinku Singh also played a terrific knock of 69 off 39 deliveries. Afghanistan were also up for the challenge and produced a 93-run opening partnership. Both the openers scored respective half-centuries and it was followed with valuable knocks from Gulbadin Naib (55 off 23) and Mohammad Nabi (34 off 16).
The game ended in a tie, which further resulted in a super over. In the super over, India conceded 16 runs but went on to make 16 as well when they were asked to bat. As a result, it took the contest to another super over.
India batted first this time around and scored 11 runs in 6 balls. Ravi Bishoi were given the ball to defend the score and he picked two wickets while giving just one run. India, as a result, won the game.
2.Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2020
The first instance when the cricketing world saw a double super over was the clash between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab during the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.
On 18th October 2020, both Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab ended up scoring 176 runs in their respective innings, taking the game to a super over.
In the first set of super over, Jasprit Bumrah took the ball for Mumbai Indians. Punjab could only score five runs for the loss of both wickets. However, Mohammad Shami also produced a brilliant over as he restricted MI to just 5 for 1 in that over.
In the second set, Mumbai scored 11 for 1 in the over bowled by Chris Jordan. Kings XI Punjab needed 12 to win. Gayle hit a six on the very first ball and it was followed with two boundaries from Mayank Agarwal to seal the game.