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Latest Cricket News – England vs New Zealand, 5th T20I: England once again reiterated the success of the World Cup final this year in the fifth and last T20 match, defeating hosts New Zealand in the Super Over on Sunday (10 November) for a five-match T- 20 Series 3-2. England won the World Cup by defeating New Zealand in the Super Over in the final of the 50-over World Cup this year. Now after four months, once again defeated New Zealand in the Super Over.

England won this match by hitting fours. The series was going on even before this decisive match played in Auckland. It was the fifth T20. England proved the winner in this. England scored 146 for 7 and New Zealand scored 146 for 5 wickets. Both had to play 11–11 overs due to rain. After the match was tied, Johnny Bairstow and captain Eoin Morgan scored 17 runs in the super over bowled by Tim Southee.

New Zealand could score only 8 runs in their super over. Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert and Colin De Grandholm played this over. The conditions became similar to the final of the World Cup 2019, not only in the super over but also in the match. England needed 15 runs to win the World Cup. He needed 16 runs in this T20.

Interestingly, this time also Ian Smith and Nasir Hussain were in the commentary box. Incidentally the Super over did not tie. This time England’s role was decisive in the Super Over. Bairstow and Morgan scored 18 runs in the super over with the help of sixes. New Zealand sent Tim Siefert for the opening. Chris Jordan bolsters him. Morgan sent him to the pavilion on a brilliant catch.

New Zealand needed 10 runs off the final two balls, but could only score one run. Johnny Bairstow was the ‘Man of the Match’. He scored an innings of 47 runs in 18 balls. Michelle Sentner of New Zealand received the ‘Man of the Series’ award.

New Zealand’s score was challenging, said Bairstow. Martin Guptill hit 50 off 20 balls. England had a poor start. Tom Banton and James Vince had returned to the pavilion on the first seven balls. But Bairstow’s innings brought England back into the match. In the final over, he needed 16 runs to win. Chris Jordan hit a six and a four off Jimmy Neesham to tie the match.

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