Super over rule in IPL 2021: The IPL authorities have imposed a time-related restriction with respect to super overs in the cash-rich league.
In addition to putting curbs on the Slow Over Rate and Soft Signal rule regarding catches and obstructing the field, Indian Premier League authorities had amended one more rule before the start of the ongoing 14th season.
The third rule which was given a revamp was around super overs. T20 cricket’s answer to tied contests, a super over both produces result in a tied match and mostly does the same through a super-intriguing manner. Hence, a win-win situation for both the players and fans.
Super over? Anything can happen. This is the @IPL
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) April 9, 2021
Having said that, what happened in a Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) clash in IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Stadium was never-seen-before in the biggest T20 competition. After both the teams scored the same amount of runs, the first super over also resulted in a tie which led to a novel second super over.
Super over rule in IPL 2021
In IPL 2021, the IPL has imposed a time-related restriction with respect to the number of super overs. Earlier, in case of a second tied super over, teams would share points with no further super overs to be played.
However, this season onward, if a clear winner isn’t obtained within “one hour” of super overs, the match will be declared tie as the teams will share points again. It is worth mentioning that this “one hour” will begin from the “actual finish time” of the tied match.
“If the teams’ scores are equal after both innings have been completed 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 from the actual finish time of the tied match for an hour’s time until there is a winner.
“The Match Referee will inform the teams as to when the last super over will start. Should it not be possible to play or complete the Super Overs needed to determine a winner, the match shall be tied,” the IPL said in a statement published on their website last month.