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WHAT IS SUPER OVER?


First used in a Twenty20 (T20) cricket match, a Super Over is a method to break a tie to determine the winner. The teams play an extra over and whichever team scores the most runs wins the game. If the match again ends in a tie, then another Super Over is played.

History of Super Over

Although it was introduced in 2008 to replace the bowl-out method to break a tie, it was brought into focus in 2011 during the One Day International World Cup knockout stage but was not used. For the consequent World Cup matches, Super Over was used to break a tie.

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