New Zealand’s never-ending tryst with Super Overs– from 2008 to 2020
New Zealand’s morale-crushing loss to India in the 4th T20 International here on Friday was their seventh in 8 Super Over surfaces and in the majority of those beats, they had just themselves to blame.
New Zealand have actually lost 6 Super Over T20 I matches out of 7 while the sole defeat in ODIs was available in the 2019 World Cup final versus hosts England when they did not should have to lose however were rejected a first crown by a limit count guideline.
While the cricketing fraternity empathised with New Zealand following a heart-breaking result in the World Cup final, the last 2 T20 Protests India have actually exposed their psychological fragility in high-pressure circumstances.
On Wednesday, the Black Caps required just 2 run 4 balls for a win with 6 wickets in hand throughout the policy time. On Friday, they devoted suicide after requiring 11 runs 12 balls with 7 wickets to extra.
New Zealand have let the pressure overcome them as their last Super Over win came method back in 2008, versus Australia in Christchurch.
New Zealand’s record in Super Over surfaces:
T20 I v WI Auckland 2008 (Lost)
T20 I v Aus Christchurch 2010 (Won)
T20 I v SL Pallekele 2012 (Lost)
T20 I v WI Pallekele 2012 (Lost)
ODI v Eng Lord’s 2019 (Lost)
T20 I v Eng Auckland 2019 (Lost)
T20 I v Ind Hamilton 2020 (Lost)
T20 I v Ind Wellington 2020 (Lost).