Picture Credit: X

Picture Credit: X

In the Group B match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024Namibia registered a famous win over Oman in a Super Over to get the valuable two points in the standings. During their pursuit of 109-run target, Namibia were cruising for the most of the innings until Oman picked up a flurry of wickets to tie the game, but in the Super Over, they couldn’t get over the line.

Namibia got 21/0 in the Super Over, thanks to the batting blitz from their captain Gerald Erasmus and David Wiese. Oman managed to score only 10/1 against David Wiese, who delivered a splendid super over for his team.

But what is super over in cricket? It is known as one-over per side eliminator, used in limited-overs cricket in case of a tied match, to decide the winner. In this, a team gets an additional six balls or an over to bat, to score more runs than the opposition, irrespective of the number of wickets lost.

In the Super Over, each team gets two wickets to play a six-ball innings, and it is considered complete once two batters are dismissed. If a Super Over ends in a tie, the subsequent Super Overs get played until a winner emerges.

During the illustrious history of cricket, the first use of Super Over in men’s T20I cricket happened on December 26, 2008. On this occasion, West Indies scored 25/1 in six balls, and in response, New Zealand got only 15/2 from five balls, to lose the match by 10 runs in the super over.

The most famous usage of the Super Over happened in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. England scored 15/0 in the Super Over, and in response, New Zealand got 15/1, but they lost the final on the boundary count, following which the ICC decided to implement the rule of playing subsequent Super Overs instead of relying on the boundary count, to decide a winner.

(Read Latest Cricket News and Breaking News of Cricket at SportsTiger . Also browse Cricket Live Score and Today Cricket Match)