Super Over introduced in the Asia Cup
Dubai, Sept 14: A tie-breaking Super Over is introduced in the Asia Cup and therefore the trophy in the final will not be shared between the two teams, it is learnt here.
A Super Over,also called a one-over eliminator in the event of a match being tie, is a tie-breaking method, which was initially used in T-20 formats. It is a reduced version of the match that consists only of one over (six balls) and two wickets for each team.
According to the Playing Conditions released to all participating teams in the Asia Cup, which kick off on Saturday, the official result of the match would be a "tie" but within the context of the tournament the winning team of the "Super Over" will be declared the winner of the match and the victory is seen as equivalent of "one earned in a regular match".
Runs scored in super overs do not count towards a player's statistical record.
Like all ICC events, where the Super Over is introduced, this will be the first time the Asia Cup will be played with the Super Over provision.