Cricket: The game of cricket is more fun to play than it seems. In all three formats of cricket, you will see a different style of batsmen and bowlers. Perhaps this is the reason why this game has become more popular now than before.
Even though there was a lack of rules in the early days of cricket. But today, it is full of rules. One of these rules is the Super Over, which is applicable in ODI and T20 formats.
This rule is then used. When the team chasing the target during the match would score equal to that target and after that either the balls are over or the team is all out, then the result of the match is obtained through a super over. In this, both teams get to play one over each. Whichever team makes the most in this one over becomes the winner.
Even in the Super Over, if the score level of both the teams remains, then this rule will continue to apply until the result of the match comes out. Today in this article, we will learn about the top 3 teams that have scored the most runs in Super Over.
West Indies have the record for the most runs scored in a super over. In the match played between West Indies and New Zealand in Auckland in December 2008, New Zealand batted first and scored 155/7.
In response to this, the West Indies team reached 155 for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Then the super over was played between the two teams.
West Indies, batting first in the super over, scored 25 runs losing 1 wicket. These 25 runs came off the bat of Chris Gayle and the bowler was Daniel Vettori. New Zealand was able to score 15 runs after losing 2 wickets in the Super Over.
On 29 January 2020, the third match of the 5 match T20 series between India and New Zealand was played at Hamilton ground.
In this match, New Zealand Kane Williamson won the toss and invited India to bat. Team India, batting first, scored 179/5 runs in the scheduled 20 overs.
Chasing a target of 180, New Zealand needed 9 runs to win in the last over. But she could only score 8 runs. After which the result of the match came through super over. New Zealand scored 17 runs in the first over in the Super Over. In response, Team India scored 20 runs.
In the match played between West Indies and New Zealand in T20 World Cup 2012, West Indies team batted first and were reduced to 139 runs. Chasing this small goal, New Zealand needed 2 runs to win on the last ball of the match.
But New Zealand batsman Bracewell was able to score just one run and was dismissed taking another run. Then the super over was played between the two teams.
In which West Indies batsmen scored 18 runs from 6 balls, while New Zealand batsmen were able to score only 17 runs from 6 balls. This very exciting match was won by West Indies by one run.