Sunday was an historic day for IPL as three super overs were played in a day with two of them between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians match.
The first tie match was between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). KKR finally won the match in a thrilling Super Over clash.
In the second fixture of the day between Mumbai Indians and KXIP, the match ended in a tie in the regulation 20 overs. KXIP could only score five runs in the first Super Over but Shami bowled brilliantly to restrict MI to the same score.
As the match slipped into Monday and a second Super Over, team managements of MI and KXIP sought clariry over the rules for the 2nd Super Over. Fans wondered about the IPL Super Over rules and posted these questions on Twitter.
ICC rules on T20I Super Over:
Following the uproar over the outcome of the men's World Cup final (50 over) in July when England last year were declared winners against New Zealand on boundary count, the International Cricket Council tweaked the super over rule for all its major events including T20 matches.
As per new rules, if the teams’ scores are equal after both innings have been completed (if applicable under DLS), then a Super Over shall be played. If the Super Over
is a tie, then unless exceptional circumstances arise subsequent Super Overs shall be played until there is a winner. Should it not be possible to play or to complete the Super Overs needed to determine a winner, the match shall be tied.
Here are the detailed guidelines on Super Over:
The following procedure shall apply where the Playing Conditions provide for a Super Over to determine the winner of a tied match. Other than where expressly stated in this Appendix (or by necessary implication), all relevant Playing Conditions for the match shall apply to the Super Over.
1. A Super Over involves each team facing an over of six balls (unless ended earlier as provided for in paragraph 2), and the winner shall be the team scoring the greater number of runs, irrespective of the number of wickets lost.
2. The loss of two wickets shall end the batting team’s one over innings.
3. If the Super Over is a tie, subsequent Super Overs shall be played until a winner is determined. Other than in exceptional circumstances (as set out in paragraph 25 below), an unlimited number of Super Overs may be played where necessary to determine a result.
4. Subject to weather conditions, the Super Over shall take place on the scheduled day of the match at a time to be determined by the ICC Match Referee. In normal circumstances it shall commence 5 minutes after the conclusion of the match.
5. The Super Over shall be played until completion, but if there are any delays or interruptions during the Super Over, extra time (taken from the start of the
first Super Over) is allocated to complete the Super Over or any subsequent Super Overs. The amount of extra time allocated to the Super Over is the greater of;
a) the gap between the time at which the match ended and the time the original match would have been scheduled to finish had the entire extra time provision been utilized, or
b) 20 minutes.
6. Should play be delayed prior to or during the Super Over(s) once the playing time lost exceeds the extra time allocated, the Super Over(s) shall be abandoned (see paragraph 24 below).
7. The Super Over shall take place on the pitch allocated for the match, unless otherwise determined by the umpires in consultation with the Ground Authority and the ICC Match Referee.
8. Only nominated players in the match (including Concussion Replacements) may participate in the Super Over.
9. Any penalty time being served in the match shall be carried forward to the Super Over.
10. The umpires shall stand at the same end at which they finished the match.
11. The team batting second in the match shall bat first in the Super Over.
12. Each team shall be allowed to have one player review during the Super Over.
13. The captain of the fielding team (or his nominee) shall select the ball with which the fielding team shall bowl its over in the Super Over from the box of spare balls provided by the umpires (which shall include the balls used in the match, but no new balls). The team fielding second may then choose to use the same ball as chosen by the team bowling first or choose another ball from the same box. If the ball needs to be changed, the relevant Playing Conditions as they apply in the match shall also apply in the Super Over.
14. The fielding side shall choose the end from which it is to bowl its one over.
15. The Super Over shall be played with the same fielding restrictions as would be applicable for the last over in an uninterrupted match.
16. The interval between the two overs in the Super Over shall be 5 minutes.
TIED SUPER OVER – REPEATING THE SUPER OVER
17. If the Super Over is tied, then subsequent Super Overs shall be played until there is a winner (subject to paragraph 26).
18. In normal circumstances any subsequent Super Over shall start 5 minutes after the previous Super Over ends.
19. The team batting second in the previous Super Over shall bat first in the subsequent Super Over.
20. The balls selected for use by each team in the previous Super Over shall be used again by the same team in any subsequent Super Over(s).
21. The fielding side shall bowl its over in a subsequent Super Over from the opposite end from which it bowled in the previous Super Over.
22. Any batsman dismissed in any previous Super Over shall be ineligible to bat in any subsequent Super Over.
23. Any bowler who bowled in the previous Super Over shall be ineligible to bowl in the subsequent Super Over.
24. In all other ways the procedure for a subsequent Super Over shall be the same as for the initial Super Over.
SUPER OVER UNABLE TO BE COMPLETED
25. Where the Super Over or subsequent Super Overs are abandoned for any reason prior to completion then the match shall be declared a tie and points allocated as in Clause 16.11.1.
26. In circumstances where there are unavoidable time constraints (for example, a requirement to switch off floodlights at a certain time) which do not allow
the completion of multiple Super Overs, the ICC Match Referee may limit the number of possible Super Overs and shall advise both captains accordingly prior to the start of the first Super Over.