England all-rounder Chris Jordan shone with both bat and ball to steer his side to a thrilling super over win against hosts New Zealand in the rain-truncated fifth Twenty20 international at Auckland on Sunday and a 3-2 series victory.
England defeated New Zealand in the fifth Twenty20 after a nine-run victory in the Super Over. (Twitter/@ICC)
- England beat New Zealand in World Cup final repeat to win T20I series 3-2
- After the defeat, Jimmy Neesham asked almighty to change the fate of the matches betwen the 2 sides
- The World Cup final earlier this year also ended in a super over which was eventually won by England
After facing defeat in the super over in the final T20I of the five-match series against England on Sunday, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham was seen asking the almighty if the script of England-New Zealand matches could be changed.
Neesham posted a picture of the New Zealand team on Instagram in which the all-rounder can be seen looking at the almighty and captioned the post as: “Hey you up there, any chance you could change the script?”
Earlier in the day, England defeated New Zealand in the final match of the five-match T20I series to win the series 3-2. England all-rounder Chris Jordan shone with both bat and ball to steer his side to a thrilling over win.
The match went into a super over as normal action concluded in a tie. This was the second super over between both the sides this year.
The final T20I between England and New Zealand was a curtailed affair as rain played spoilsport and as a result, the game was reduced to 11-overs per side.
New Zealand scored 146/5 in 11 overs and England registered the same score in the allotted overs.
Earlier, England and New Zealand played a super over in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup. The super over also ended up as a tie and England was announced as the winner on the basis of the boundary-countback rule.
Kiwis will now take on England in the two-match Test series and the first match will be played in Tauranga from November 21-25.