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