England beat New Zealand in truncated thriller in Auckland
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 Twenty20 in Auckland.
Four months on from their nerve-shredding 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.
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 eight for one in reply, helping England seal a 3-2 series victory.