‘This Super Over business isn’t for the Black Caps’: Twitter reacts to Eng vs NZ T20I thriller
A flying start by Martin Guptill and Colin Munro saw New Zealand post 146 from 11 overs in the rain-shortened Twenty20 International decider against England in Auckland on Sunday.
Big-hitting Guptill was at his best as he peppered the boundary to put New Zealand in a strong position after sporadic showers delayed the start by two hours and reduced the match to a maximum 11 overs per side.
But Auckland is a small ground and wonderful cameos by Jonny Bairstow (47 runs off 18 balls), Eoin Morgan and Sam Curran took England close. It came down to 16 runs needed off the last over – a scenario eerily similar to the World Cup final earlier this year.
And that is exactly when Chris Jordan put his hand up. Jimmy Neesham was given the responsibility of bowling the last over and he did very well for the first three balls, conceding just three runs and taking a wicket too.
But Jordan came in cold, belted the first ball he faced for a six, got two off the second and then, with England needing five to win, he hit a four to tie the game.
It didn’t come down to boundaries after the Super Over as England were far too good for the Kiwis.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the thriller:
Here we go again... 🤜🤛pic.twitter.com/F4D0ArXft1— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) November 10, 2019
Jimmy Neesham's reaction to another Super Over is everything#NZvENGpic.twitter.com/KG2zKqQKra— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) November 10, 2019
Taxi ? Take me to the ground— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) November 10, 2019
Can’t write it! #ENGvsNZ— Joe Root (@root66) November 10, 2019
Super Overs and NZ...
New Zealand's tied matches obviously are nature's way of balancing them having their stunning locales and sparse locals. #NZvsENGpic.twitter.com/Upxoi4L2Mp— Malay Desai (@MalayD) November 10, 2019
No Jason Roy— FILHALL 🎶 (@Chinnaswamy209_) November 10, 2019
No Joe Root
No Jos Buttler
No Ben Stokes
No Moeen Ali
No Jofra Archer
No Chris Woakes
No Dawid Malan
No Liam Plunkett
No problem for ENGLAND.
What a TEAM.
BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD#NZvENG#superover
Hard to fathom why Guptill didn’t face the first ball?— Tim Evans (@tjevans252) November 10, 2019
Chris Jordan in T20I Super Overs:— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) November 10, 2019
vs Pakistan, 2015: 0, 1lb, 1, 1lb, 0, W
vs NZ, Today: 2, 0+wd, 4, 0, W, 1, 0
England won on both instances. #NZvENG
England win the super over easily - and the series 3-2. Crazy stuff.— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) November 10, 2019
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England has now defeated New Zealand on 3 occasions in the last four months...#CWC final at Lord's, London 14 Jul 2019 (via super over)#RWC SF at Yokohama, Japan on 26 Oct 2019 (19-7)— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 10, 2019
Bilateral T20I series-deciding match at Eden Park, Auckland (via super over)#NZvEng#NZvsEng
INCREDIBLE FINISH! England get home in yet another SUPER OVER finale between these two sides 🏏 We manage eight from our six balls! Congrats @englandcricket you've got it over us in this SUPER OVER business!!!#NZvENG#cricketnationpic.twitter.com/g5Ou7VnI4P— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 10, 2019
Another Super Over?! 🤯🤣Congrats englandcricket on a series win. Onto the Mount and Test cricket 🏏 #NZvENG @ Eden Park https://t.co/v9NNXxXGeE— Ross Taylor (@RossLTaylor) November 10, 2019
😂😂😂 https://t.co/KXfHZeUEGl— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) November 10, 2019
Eden Park since the 2015 WC:— Patrick Noone (@patnoonecricket) November 10, 2019
- NZ v Aus group game
- NZ v SA semi-final
- That 2017 ODI when Stoinis nearly stole it for Aus
- Highest run chase in T20I history
- England all out for 58
- This nonsense
Any other ground consistently deliver drama like this one? #NZvEng