All IPL Super Overs: A Historical Look (2009 to 2024)

The first-ever IPL Super Over was played in 2009 between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals. Overall, a total of 14 Super Overs have taken place in the IPL from 2009 to 2023.

Umaima Saeed
Umaima Saeed

Last Updated: 2024-05-27

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Rishabh Pant of the Delhi Capitals looks on as a ball heads to the boundary during the Indian Premier League

A Super Over is a tiebreaker used in limited-overs cricket to decide the winner when a match ends in a tie. Each team selects three batsmen and one bowler for the super over. The team batting second in the match bats first in the Super Over, trying to score as many runs as possible in six balls. The other team then bats, aiming to surpass the first team's score within their six balls. The team with the most runs in the super over wins the match. If still tied, further tiebreaker criteria apply.

First used in 2008 for Twenty20 matches, the Super Over replaced the bowl-out method for breaking ties. It was introduced in ODI cricket at the 2011 Cricket World Cup but was not used. The 2019 Cricket World Cup Final was the first ODI decided by a Super Over.

In the Indian Premier League (IPL), the first Super Over took place in 2009. Over the years, the tournament has witnessed a total of 14 Super Overs. 

Super Over in the IPL – complete list 




Match Score



Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals



Delhi Capitals


Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings)



Punjab Kings


Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Abu Dhabi


Kolkata Knight Riders


Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians



Royal Challengers Bangalore


Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings)



Delhi Capitals


Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad



Mumbai Indians


Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight Riders



Delhi Capitals


Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians



Mumbai Indians


Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) vs Rajasthan Royals



Punjab Kings


Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

Abu Dhabi


Rajasthan Royals


Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore



Sunrisers Hyderabad


Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals)

Bangalore (now Bengaluru)


Royal Challengers Bangalore


Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings)



Punjab Kings


Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

Cape Town


Rajasthan Royals

The IPL has witnessed 14 Super Overs over its 16 seasons. The 2020 season saw the highest number of Super Overs in a single season with four, followed by two each in 2019 and 2013. Notably, there have been no Super Overs in the last two IPL seasons.
The first Super Over in the IPL was played in April 2009, between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Rajasthan Royals. The Royals won with two balls to spare, thanks to Yusuf Pathan, who scored the required 15 runs in just four deliveries.

IPL 2010 Super Over 

In the 16th match of IPL 2010, played between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the game ended in a thrilling Super Over. This was only the second match in IPL history to end in a tie.

KXIP scored 136/8 in their 20 overs, with Yuvraj Singh top-scoring with 43 runs off 28 balls, and Irfan Pathan contributing 39 runs off 32 balls. In response, CSK also scored 136/7 in 20 overs, with Parthiv Patel leading the way with 57 runs off 58 balls, and Matthew Hayden adding 33 runs off 24 balls.

In the Super Over, CSK batted first and managed to score nine runs off Juan Theron's bowling. In response, Punjab scored 10 runs for the loss of one wicket. Yuvraj Singh hit a crucial four off the fourth ball from Muttiah Muralitharan to secure the win. Earlier, Mahela Jayawardene, who hit a six off the first ball, was dismissed on the second ball.

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IPL 2019 MI vs SRH Super Over 

IPL 2019 witnessed a thriller between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium. Manish Pandey delivered a dramatic six off Hardik Pandya's final delivery, bringing SRH level with Mumbai at 162 and forcing the match into a Super Over. However, Pandey was run out on the very first ball of the Super Over, and Jasprit Bumrah's stellar bowling restricted Hyderabad to just 8/2.

In Mumbai's turn, Hardik Pandya smashed a six off Rashid Khan's opening ball of the Super Over, and Kieron Pollard sealed the victory by scoring the winning runs on the third ball.

IPL Super Over DC vs KKR 

The second Super Over of IPL 2019 featured an intense battle between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla. KKR set a target of 185/8 in their 20 overs, which the Capitals matched by finishing at 185/6, pushing the game into a Super Over.

In the Super Over, Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik were tasked with chasing down 11 runs. Russell started strong with a boundary, leaving KKR needing 7 runs from the final 3 balls. However, Kagiso Rabada delivered precise yorkers, successfully defending the 10 runs and securing a win for Delhi.

IPL Super Over 2017

IPL 2017 featured just one Super Over showdown, which was played between Mumbai Indians and the now-defunct Gujarat Lions. The Gujarat Lions posted a total of 153/9, and Mumbai Indians matched that with 153 all out in their 20 overs, leading to the Super Over. Batting first, Mumbai Indians managed 11/2 against James Faulkner's bowling.

In response, Jasprit Bumrah bowled an exceptional Super Over for Mumbai. Despite starting with a no ball and a wide, Bumrah kept his composure, conceding only six runs.

Super over in IPL 2021

In match 20 of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad found themselves tied at 159 runs each. In the Super Over, Delhi's Axar Patel delivered a sensational performance with the ball, conceding just seven runs against David Warner and Kane Williamson. Rashid Khan was equally impressive for Hyderabad, allowing only one boundary. But Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant sealed victory for Delhi on the last ball of the over. 

IPL Super Over RCB vs DD 

This was the second Super Over of IPL 2013. Delhi Capitals posted 152 runs, led by top scorers Kedar Jadhav with 29 (16) and Mahela Jayawardene with 28 (31). In response, Virat Kohli's sublime half-century propelled RCB towards victory, eventually leading to a tie. 

In the Super Over, AB de Villiers emerged as the standout batsman for Bangalore, smashing 13 runs off just three deliveries. Ravi Rampaul then stole the show with the ball, defending 16 runs brilliantly for RCB. Despite conceding a boundary and a six, Rampaul's crucial wicket of David Warner on the first ball and dismissal of Ben Rohrer on the last ball secured victory for RCB as Delhi fell short by four runs.

IPL best Super Over – a Double Super Over in 2020

In an unforgettable clash during the IPL 2020 season, Mumbai Indians squared off against Kings XI Punjab. This game marked the first instance of a double Super Over in the IPL. 

Mumbai Indians, after setting a challenging target of 177, courtesy of Quinton de Kock and Kieron Pollard's contributions, witnessed a fierce response from Punjab's KL Rahul, who hammered a blistering 77 runs to tie the match. 

The game witnessed not one but two tie-breakers, a rare occurrence in cricket, let alone the IPL. In the initial Super Over, both teams matched each other's efforts by scoring five runs, resulting in another deadlock. Jasprit Bumrah conceded just five runs against KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran, before Mohammad Shami conceded the same number of runs against Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. Scores were tied at 5-5.

In the second Super Over, Mumbai Indians batted first. Chris Jordan contained Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard to just 11/1 in 6 balls. Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle led Punjab's chase, with Gayle smashing a six off the first ball. Agarwal's consecutive boundaries off the 3rd and 4th balls secured a historic victory for Punjab.

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Umaima Saeed
Umaima SaeedSports Writer

Umaima Saeed is a professional sports writer whose articles have been featured in several leading websites. She writes long-form content on sports, particularly cricket. She has a penchant for telling human-interest stories. Umaima has contributed articles on cricket to more than a dozen publications, both in print and online.