When dramatic Super Over ended in a rare tie in history of cricket | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The third T20I between India and Afghanistan in Bengaluru etched in the history of cricket that required two Super Overs to determine the winner of the match.
The match ended in a tie with both teams ending on 212 as the match headed for Super Over. But what followed next left cricket fans on their toes as the Super over also failed to produce a result, meaning both teams scored 16 runs apiece.
In the second Super Over, India emerged victorious over their opponents, limiting Afghanistan to 1/2 in their chase of 12 runs.
What is Super Over?
Super Overs in cricket are tie-breakers used to determine the winner of a match that ends in a tie, particularly in limited-overs formats like T20Is and One Day Internationals (ODIs).
Super Overs add an extra layer of excitement to cricket matches and provide a thrilling conclusion when the regular game ends in a tie.
Here are two notable instances when even the Super Over proved insufficient to determine the outcome of the match.
2019 ODI World Cup Final (England vs New Zealand): The ODI World Cup Final on July 14, 2019 between England and New Zealand ended in a dramatic tie after both the regular 50-over match and the Super Over. England were declared the winner based on the boundary count rule, having scored more boundaries throughout the match.
It was a historic and thrilling encounter at Lord’s, where both teams scored 241 runs in their 50 overs and even the Super Over couldn’t separate them with both teams scoring 15 runs each.
IPL 2020 (Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians): In the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on October 18, 2020, Kings XI Punjab faced Mumbai Indians in a match that ended in a tie.
The subsequent Super Over also concluded in a tie, as both teams scored an identical 5 runs each. However, Punjab emerged victorious in the second Super Over by chasing down 12 runs.

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