5 Teams that scored zero runs in the Super Over
Pressure of the big stage has gotten to a number of teams.
Updated - Sep 21, 2020 9:53 pm
IPL 2020 is just a few matches old and we already witnessed a thrilling super over on Sunday after KXIP batsmen fumbled to score one run off three balls in the final over of their innings which was bowled by Marcus Stoinis. A super over is played in such cases where each team will face six balls each and whoever scores more will emerge as the winners.
Only three batsmen from each team will be allowed to bat in the super over and if any team loses both the wickets, then their super over comes to an early end. The same phenomenon happened on Sunday and the KXIP batsmen got out after playing only three balls, scoring just two runs.
In response, DC batsmen finished the task in two balls and sealed a win for their team in the ultimate over. There have been many instances like this, where super overs turned out to be low scoring thrillers.
Here are 5 instances when teams didn’t open their account in the super over: –
1. Sussex vs Eagles (2009)
This was the first time in the history of cricket that a team scored zero in a super over. It happened in the 2009 edition of the Champions League T20 after Eagles and Sussex scored equal number of runs at the end of the dramatic 40 overs in Delhi.
Batting first, Sussex managed to put up only 119 runs their 20 overs after all their batsmen failed miserably on that day. Batting second, the Eagles took the match to the final over and scored exactly the same number of runs as that Sussex, losing four wickets. With 65 runs off 62 balls, Rilee Rossouw was the highest scorer of the Eagles team.
In the one-over eliminator, Rossouw scored eight of the nine runs scored by the team. On the fourth ball of the ultimate over bowled by Yasir Arafat, he scored a six over long on and gave his team a ray of hope to win the match. Coming in to restrict 10 runs, Eagles handed the ball to CJ de Villiers who took two wickets in the first two balls and gave a memorable victory to Eagles in the one-over eliminator.