Chris Jordan propels England to epic super over win against New Zealand

The Guardian

The Guardian

Author 2019-11-10 08:50:03

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Chris Jordan starred as England got the better of New Zealand in another super over, prevailing by nine runs after a truncated thriller in the fifth and final Twenty20 international in Auckland.

Four months on from their nerve-shredding ICC World Cup final, the teams found themselves on familiar terrain as they were deadlocked after an 11-over shootout, shortened because of intermittent showers at Eden Park.

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Jordan’s last-ball four ensured England levelled New Zealand’s 146 and the paceman then held his nerve with the ball after Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan had each bludgeoned a six to lift England to 17 in the super over.

Despite sending down a wide with his second delivery, Jordan bowled expert lengths to restrict New Zealand to 8-1 in reply, helping England seal a 3-2 series victory.

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