Defined | What’s a Tremendous Over?


The 2019 World Cup ultimate at Lord’s on Sunday witnessed essentially the most thrilling and freakish end, with a Tremendous Over deciding the champions. It was the primary time within the match’s historical past when the scores had been tied within the ultimate, and so as to add to the drama, the scores on the finish of the Tremendous Over had been tied too.

Each New Zealand and England completed on an actual 241. On the Tremendous Over, each had been tied on 15 runs every however England had been topped champions on the idea of a technicality.

What’s a Tremendous Over?

The Tremendous Over, often known as the One Over Eliminator, is a technique used to find out the winner of a limited-overs match in case the scores of each groups on the finish of the match are tied, no matter the variety of wickets misplaced by both facet. In a Tremendous Over, the 2 groups bat six balls every. The bowling workforce nominates one bowler, and the batting workforce nominates the batsmen from the taking part in XI. A batsman who was dismissed earlier within the innings is eligible to play the Tremendous Over.

Every workforce’s over is performed with the identical fielding restrictions as was used for the final over in the primary match. The Resolution Assessment System (DRS) guidelines apply right here as effectively, with every workforce allowed one unsuccessful evaluate.

The workforce that batted second in the primary innings will get to bat first within the Tremendous Over. If a workforce loses two wickets within the Tremendous Over, the innings ends. On the finish of the Tremendous Over, the workforce with essentially the most runs is said the winner.

What if the Tremendous Over scores are additionally tied?

That is the place the World Cup ultimate obtained extra dramatic, if it wasn’t heart-stopping sufficient. Within the occasion of the Tremendous Over scores being equal, the workforce which scored essentially the most boundaries (fours and sixes) mixed from its two innings in each the match and the Tremendous Over shall be declared the winner. On this case, England scored 15 runs, New Zealand got here out and matched that. Nonetheless, England aggregated 26 boundaries in whole (24 plus two within the Tremendous Over), however New Zealand managed solely 17 (16 plus one).

In the beginning of the ultimate ball of the Tremendous Over, with New Zealand needing two to win, it was clear tie was sufficient for England to win. The boundary rely was not going to save lots of New Zealand.

What if the boundary rely can be equal?

Within the occasion of each groups being tied on the entire variety of boundaries scored, the workforce that scored extra boundaries throughout its innings in the primary match (ignoring the Tremendous Over) shall be the winner.