England beats New Zealand in Super Over finale to T20 series
Auckland, Nov 10:
England beat New Zealand in a thrilling Super Over finish to their rain-reduced Twenty20 cricket international today, clinching a 3-2 win in the five-match series.
The teams were tied when England replied with 146-7 to New Zealand’s 146-5 in a match shortened by heavy rain to 11 overs per side.
Jonny Bairstow and captain Eion Morgan took 17 runs from England’s Super Over, bowled by New Zealand captain Tim Southee, before Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert and Colin de Grandhomme managed only eight from New Zealand’s single over.
The match was reminiscent of the World Cup final between the teams in June when England won on a count back of boundaries after being tied at the end of 50 overs and again after the one-over eliminator.
This time England’s performance in the tiebreaker was decisive. (Agencies)