England vs New Zealand, there is another level of adventure to watch both the teams fighting in the field. Nobody would have forgotten the end of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and now another chapter is added between both the teams. It’s a no surprise that the winner of the recent T20I bilateral series between New Zealand and England is also decided with a super over.
“History repeats itself”
The fifth and the last T20I was a deciding match of the series. England won the toss and opted to bowl. New Zealand was fighting for its pride and also in a bit to prove themselves after the Cricket World Cup. The match was reduced to 11 overs due to rain but it didn’t stop New Zealand batsmen in setting a big target. The opener Martin Guptill (50) and Colin Munro (46) built up a strong partnership. Tim Seifert’s 39 runs out off 16 balls led the team to set the target of 147 runs in 11 overs.
It looked that England would have difficulty in chasing the target. Match looked more inclined towards New Zealand when the score of the visitors were 39-3. But Jonny Bairstow gave the hope to England as he scored 47 runs in just 18 balls. Chris Jordan was at the batting when England needed 5 runs in the last ball. He hit a four and pushed the game to the Super Over.
Once again, the winners were to be decided through the super over. Bairstow with captain Eoin Morgan scored 17 runs in the over of Tim Southee. New Zealand team had to face the same situation as the mega event. Skipper decided to send Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert to bat and Chris Jordan was given the responsibility to bowl that over. The history repeats itself as New Zealand lost the match after managing to score just 8 runs in that Super Over. The T20I series was named to the Visitors i.e. England.
Twitter reacts on England vs New Zealand destiny
Now, cricket lovers are all over it again. Twitter is full of the opinion about New Zealand vs England match. England players- Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, who were not part of this series, reacted on Twitter.
Here are some of the reactions: