In cricket there was briefly a system of deciding matches where scores were tied after both teams concluded their batting innings by having a “bowl out”. This was a system where each team selected five bowlers to bowl at the unguarded wickets and whoever hit the wickets the most would win the match. If they were still tied after five deliveries each the bowl out would continue through the rest of the team in sudden death like in football with penalty shootouts.
Except the bowl out system was universally derided as a childish gimmick. The idea of the world’s best bowlers who launch 90MPH grenades to deceive the world’s best batsmen and hit the stumps to now be gently lobbing the ball at empty stumps was a joke. So that idea was scrapped in favor of the “super over”. The super over is when each team gets one additional over (6 balls). A coin toss decides who bats first and that team has to select two batsmen to go out and score as many runs as possible. If one gets out they can send out a new batsman but if another gets out the innings is over. The other team now has to chase down the target set to win the game.
The most notable super over happened in the 2019 World Cup Final when England beat New Zealand.
The bowl out
The super over