England beat New Zealand in super over to win T20 series 3-2 in World Cup Final rerun
In a rerun of the World Cup Final earlier this year at Lord’s, England beat New Zealand in a dramatic super over finish, to win the five match T20I series 3-2, in Auckland earlier today.
New Zealand 146 – 5 and 8 – 1 (Martin Guptill 50, Colin Munro 46, Tim Seifert 39)
England 146 – 7 and 17 –0 (Jonny Bairstow 47 & 8)
Result - Match Tied (England won the one over eliminator)
In a rain restricted match of 11 overs aside, New Zealand smashed 146-5 leaving England’s Chris Jordan to hit 12 off the final three deliveries to take the game to a super over, in what was an immense run chase.
In the super over - Jonny Bairstow, who hit 47 (off 18 balls) and captain Eoin Morgan scored 17 off England's six deliveries, before Chris Jordan bowled brilliantly to limit New Zealand to just eight runs.
It was an amazing end to the rain-delayed game that contained a staggering 29 sixes in 24 overs.
England won the series 3-2.
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Tim Seifert(wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee(c), Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
England - Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings(wk), Lewis Gregory, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood
Start Time: 01:00
Toss: England won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Officials: Wayne Knights, Christopher Gaffaney, Christopher Brown, Shaun Haig, Andrew Pycroft
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