How many super overs have taken place in T20 World Cup so far? India had created history

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The excitement of the ICC T20 World Cup being played in America and West Indies has reached its peak. On the second day of the tournament, fans got the gift of a super over. The match played between Namibia and Oman on Monday was tied on the last ball and the result was decided by a super over. Do you know how many super overs have been played so far in the history of the T20 World Cup and between which two teams did this happen for the first time?

A very exciting match was played on Monday 3 June in the ICC T20 World Cup. Namibia's team bowled out Oman's team for just 109 runs. Ruben Trumpelman pushed Oman on the backfoot by taking wickets on the first two balls. The team, which came out to defend the target, managed to stop Namibia at 109 runs with excellent bowling and the match reached the super over. Namibia stopped Oman at 10 runs by scoring 21 runs.

How many super overs have been played so far?
So far, the match has been decided by a super over only 3 times in the ICC T20 World Cup. The first super over in the history of the tournament was played between India and Pakistan. In the 2007 T20 World Cup, Team India batted first and scored 141 runs and was successful in stopping the Pakistani team on the same score. Then the match was decided by a ball out instead of a super over. India defeated Pakistan 3-0.

The second super over in the T20 World Cup was played in 2012. The match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand was tied. After scoring 174 runs, the Kiwi team stopped the Lanka Army on the same score. After scoring 17 runs in the super over, Sri Lanka allowed New Zealand to score only 7 runs. In the same season, the New Zealand team tied the match with West Indies. Here too it had to face defeat. The Windies team scored 19 runs in the super over and the Kiwi team could score only 17 runs.

first published : June 3, 2024, 10:02 IST

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