5th T20I: England Clinch Series Against New Zealand in Super Over Repeat

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Earlier on the day, England defeated New Zealand in another decider via super-over to take home the five-match Twenty-20 global (T20I) series. These games end up getting too close for comfort. Defending it, Jordan bowled a neat over, giving away a wide, four and a single and a double to get England over the line in a deja vu situation.

Jordan just about completed the job with the bat, levelling the scores with a four off the final delivery, after finishing with figures of 0-28 from his two overs in the first innings.

The Super Over was brought into the picture and the pair of Jonny Bairstow and Morgan amassed 17 runs in six legal deliveries against Tin Southee. That knock took his average in the format to 57.25, but he came in for thinly-veiled criticism in Morgan's post-match press conference for failing to attempt to steal a bye off the final ball of the innings. Today, Jordan's shot for six was just outside the reach of Boult as he dived on the boundary to take the catch or push the ball back into play. Since it was the last ball, Taylor pushed his partner James Neesham for the extra run.

"They just kept coming hard and it would have been nice to have one more run somewhere, but it wasn't to be".

Martin Guptill faced just one delivery in the Super Over against England in Auckland on Sunday night. Of late, Sam Billings, who has played under Dhoni for the CSK franchise in the IPL, gave glimpses of the veteran.

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After rain and wet outfield delayed the toss, Eoin Morgan won it and elected to field first. The English opener led the run chase from the front despite three quick wickets in the powerplay overs.

In a game reduced to 11 overs a side by showers blowing in from the Tasman Sea, both sides managed 146, exploiting Eden Park's obscenely short straight boundaries to hit 27 sixes between them.

Kiwi team was scheduled to play against England in the series decider at Eden Park in Auckland. Guptill, within the course of, notched up his 14th T20I half-century.

Stead said the decision was made to have Tim Seifert face the first ball rather than Martin Guptill because Seifert was one of the few guys in the team who "scoops and laps very well".

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