“Déjà vu” the fans shouted in Auckland as the fifth and final T20I between New Zealand and England as the match went into the Super Over. This is the second instance in the year when the two sides took on each other in a Super Over.
The first one came during the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord’s. The over though ended in a tie but England lifted the trophy as they had a better boundary count.
The boundary rule was later scrapped by the ICC. On Sunday morning, the rain-hit final T20I too witnessed a similar situation but this time England clinched a win in the Super Over.
Batting first, New Zealand rode on a brisk 20-ball 50 from Martin Guptill and Colin Munro’s 46 off 21 to post 146/5 in 11 overs. England too managed to get to 146 losing 7 wickets in 11 overs to take the match into the Super Over.
England then scored 17 in the Super Over and later Chris Jordan saved the day for the visitors. England won the series 3-2.