IPL fans across the world, for the first time, saw a super over at the end of 20 overs for Kolkata Knight Riders. The allocated overs ended in a tie, and the way to go afterwards was the Super Over – so far the IPL has not seen it in action.
Kolkata Knight Riders went first for the Super Over. KKR would bat – their assigned three batsmen would be Chris Gayle, Brendan McCullum and Sourav Ganguly.
Chris Gayle was the hero of the super-over for Kolkata Knight Riders. He hit three fours, bringing up a total of 15 runs for KKR.
Rajasthan Royals would need 16 runs to win the super over and the match.
Rajasthan Royal’s Yusuf Pathan managed a six off the first ball bowled by Ajantha Mendis. A better start to their over than KKR for sure. Will they manage to sustain it? It looks like the choice o Ajantha Mendis, a spinner, backfired.
But there was no stopping Yusuf Pathan, and Rajasthan Royals carried IPL’s first super over and the game.
John Buchchanan and Shah Rukh Khan would be hopping mad!
There you have it guys – IPL’s first spectacular success: The Super Over! Nothing has brought people such edge-of-the-seat entertainment than the first ever Super Over. Lalit Modi would laugh himself to sleep tonight.