England beat New Zealand in another super over to win an exhilarating Twenty20 decider towards New Zealand and clinch the series 3-2.
In scenes mirroring final summer time’s Cricket World Cup last at Lord’s, the scores have been tied after an exhilarating shortened match in Auckland.
The Black Caps posted 146-5 from their 11 overs, with Martin Guptill smashing a 19-ball fifty and Tim Seifert hitting 39 from 16 balls.
INCREDIBLE FINISH! England get house in but another SUPER OVER finale between these two sides 🏏 We handle eight from our six balls! Congrats @englandcricket you’ve got acquired it over us in this SUPER OVER enterprise!!!#NZvENG #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/g5Ou7VnI4P
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 10, 2019
In reply, England regarded in hassle at 39-Three however Jonny Bairstow’s 18-ball 47 and two final-over boundaries from Chris Jordan despatched the sport right into a super over.
Bairstow and Eoin Morgan mixed to make 17 off Tim Southee’s over earlier than Jordan restricted the Kiwis to simply eight.
England hero Jordan mentioned: ‘Just a few of us have performed T10 cricket so the temper was very calm your complete approach by means of. I simply tried to preserve a transparent thoughts.
‘I’d bowled a super over earlier than towards Pakistan so it was roughly going by means of processes and letting what will probably be will probably be.’
Captain Morgan added: ‘It’s completely exceptional. We didn’t anticipate to play a lot cricket right this moment and it’s turned out to be an epic finish to a series the place there wasn’t a lot between the 2 sides.
‘To win it in such fashion with a young, inexperienced side in the long term will pay huge dividends for us.’
New Zealand skipper Southee, in the meantime, mentioned: ‘The shorter the sport, the tougher the aspect can go.
‘It would have been nice to have one more run there somewhere but it wasn’t to be.
‘It’s been a great series all through – it has ebbed and flowed. It will probably be good to get the whites again on.’
England opener Bairstow was accountable for a dozen of the 29 sixes that have been hit on a exceptional afternoon in Auckland.
And the 30-year-old, who who been recalled to England’s Test squad for the two-Test series towards New Zealand, admits the thrilling finale bodes properly for the upcoming red-ball matches.
‘It was manic. The way they came out and put on that total was very, very impressive,’ he mentioned. ‘It was a fairly imposing complete however we thought we had an opportunity.
‘We don’t need to preserve making a behavior of super overs. It simply exhibits how shut the perimeters are. It units up a unbelievable Test series.’