Cricketing world goes berserk as England beat New Zealand once again in the Super Over

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England beat New Zealand in the fifth and final T20I after a nine-run victory in the Super Over at the Eden Park, with the visitors clinching the series 3-2.

Auckland’s poor weather delayed the start for two hours, and the match was reduced to 11 overs per side.

England won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Black Caps took full advantage of a ground having very short straight boundaries to post 146/7, with Martin Guptill leading the way with a 20-ball 50.

Losing two wickets in their first seven balls, England looked to have left themselves too much to do, but Jonny Bairstow smashed five sixes in his 18-ball 47, and there were contributions from Eoin Morgan (17 off 7) and Sam Curran (24 off 11).

But when Chris Jordan came to the crease with England needing 13 off the last three balls, it looked like the tourists would fall short.

Remarkably, the English all-rounder hit a six off James Neesham’s fourth ball, a two, and then a four to tie the game. Like the 2019 World Cup final, the two sides would need a super over to separate them.

England scored 17 thanks to Bairstow and Morgan, and on this occasion, the Kiwis could not get going. Jordan restricted them to 8, and England won the game comfortably.

Here’s how the cricketing world reacted on Twitter:

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