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England stars react to beating New Zealand in another super over to win T20 series

England clinched a 3-2 Twenty20 series win over New Zealand
England clinched a 3-2 Twenty20 series win over New Zealand (Picture: Getty)

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 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.

In reply, England regarded in hassle at 39-Three however ’s 18-ball 47 and two final-over boundaries from Chris Jordan despatched the sport right into a super over.

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Bairstow and 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 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.’

In a repeat of the Cricket World Cup final, Eoin Morgan's side prevailed in a super over
In a repeat of the Cricket World Cup last, Eoin Morgan’s aspect prevailed in a super over (Picture: Getty)

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.

Jonny Bairstow blasted six maximums in the thrilling win
Jonny Bairstow blasted six maximums in the thrilling win (Picture: Getty)

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.

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‘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.’

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