The concept of super overs in T20 cricket has brought some more excitement in the game. Two teams compete at the highest possible level and the game ends up with both teams on even runs and the game tied is something that happens rarely, but whenever it happens, it makes the viewers scream with joy. The thrill of seeing the best bowler bowling one over against the 2 best hitters of the opposition team gives much needed boost to the adrenaline.
We bring to you 5 such exciting super over finishes in the history of IPL:
Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2009
This was the first ever super over of the IPL and it proved to be the best super over as it made many players household names. Rajasthan put on 150 runs on the board on the back of Yusuf Pathan’s 42 runs in 21 balls.
While chasing a trick target, KKR found themselves 94/5 in the 14th over and that was the time, when skipper Sourav Ganguly decided to show the opposition who was the boss. Ganguly hit 46 runs and brought KKR within 2 runs of victory. Kamran Khan bowled a brilliant last over, getting the wicket of Ganguly and stopping KKR from winning.
The super over saw Gayle hitting 4 fours to take KKR to 15 runs. KKR skipper Brendon McCullum gave the task of defending the 15 runs to Ajantha Mendis who had earlier given 19 runs in his 4 overs. But Yusuf Pathan hit Mendis for two sixes and a four to win the super over for Rajasthan team.