England beat New Zealand in super over to win T20 series – as it happened – The Guardian,

England beat New Zealand in super over to win T20 series – as it happened – The Guardian,

Right, time for bed.Thanks for staying the course – roll on the Test series!


England win the series 3-2

Well how about that!The second best Super Over of 2019 – but what a way to finish both a game that had looked damp tissue-paper two hours ago, and a series between two sides that are so tricky to divide. A tasty hors d’oeuvre to cheer up a moribund UK November.

Man of the match: Jonny Bairstow

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November 10, 2019


England beat New Zealand in the Super Over by nine runs!

New Zealand 8-1: (Guptill 1, de Grandhomme 0)Seifert only manages two off Jordan’s yorker, then a wide, then Seifert throws the bat and just beats two desperate chasing fielder by a finger-tip – four, then a dot ball, a wicket. And the game dribbles away off the last two balls. Great bowling by Jordan.

WICKET! Seifert c Morgan b Jordan 6

A fabulous catch by Eoin Morgan, running 20 yards, and pulling the catch back over his shoulder. Two balls left, two sixes win it, a six and four and we get another super over.

oin Morgan celebrates with teammates after catching out Tim Seifert.
oin Morgan celebrates with teammates after catching out Tim Seifert. Photograph: Gareth Copley / Getty Images


Looks like it is going to be Chris Jordanbowling for England .

England’s Super Over

England 17 – 0: (Bairstow 8, Morgan 9)Is that enough? Two sixes over the short boundary over Southee’s head – one to each batmen. But not full madness.

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You did!

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(November) , 2019

Super Overs !!!

This time, there is no boundary count if scores are equal after one over each. It’s not quite a packed Lord’s, but a third-full Eden Park is eager for a sandwich called revenge. It’s going to be Southee to bowl to Bairstow and Morgan.

10 .4 overs: Jordanswipes Neesham for six over Boult’s head.


WICKET! T Curran c de Grandhomme b Neesham 12

With only three off the first two balls, Curran has to go for it, but bottom-ends the ball to third man. 13 needed off 3 balls.

10 th over: England (- 6) T Curran 12, Billings 8)Billings turns Southee’s first ball for four, then a wide, a handful of singles before Billings escapes from a one-handed mis-hit high into the air. Super over.Sixteen to win off 6 balls, Neesham to bowl it.

9th over: England 121 – 6 (T Curran 10, Billings 2)Boult has a moment and asks for possibly the worst lbw review this side of black and white movies. Tom Curran swipes across the line for six, and fluffs a couple of rampy-flicky things. Then a cartoon-time run-out as Billings slips, drops his bat and Boult drops the ball.(to win off) balls.

8th over: England 111 – 6 (T Curran 2, Billings 2)An eventful over, two wickets and ten runs including a blowsy six by Gregory. England are ahead by one run at the same stage. Three overs left.

WICKET! Gregory c Southee b Santner 6

A two ball wonder from Gregory. Hope he gets another chance after this tour. A flick to cover.

WICKET! Curran st Seifert b Santner 24

A huge wide that Curran charges at, then somehow snakes his body back in one move but is a sneeze short of getting his bat down in time.

7th over: England 97 – 3) S Curran 23, Bairstow 45)Neesham arrowed for six over midwicket, then guided at full-stretch, down on his knees by Bairstow, who somehow comes back for the second. NZ v relieved to see the end of him.

WICKET! Bairstow c Seifert b Neesham 47

Bairstow tries to guide the ball behind but top-edges to Seifert. Good news for NZ as Bairstow had that glint in his eye.

6th over: England 90 – 3) S Curran 23 , Bairstow 38)Jonny Bairstow eyes up Sodhi, seasons generously, and brushes with oil. Three plump sixes, two straight back over his head, one wilder. A wide for quick breather then he attempts to remove Sodhi’s hand with a fierce drive that Sodhi has the misfortune to intercept.

Jonny Bairstow plays a sweep shot.
Jonny Bairstow plays a sweep shot. Photograph: Fiona Goodall / Getty Images


5th over: England 68 – 3) S Curran 22, Bairstow 18)Sam Curran gets stuck into Kuggeleijn, polishing 20 off four balls with a couple of fours, a couple of sixes, with the eezy-breezy polish he brings to all his cricket. Six overs left.

4th over: England 49 – 3 (S Curran 2, Bairstow 18)Bairstow swats a bloated six off Santner, nine from the over.


3rd over: England 39 – 3 (Bairstow 11)Morgan, bat high in the air as he watched the bowler’s approach, was in the same belligerent mood as on Friday. A towering six that kisses the dipping sun, then a four and another six before he too falls. All on Bairstow now?

WICKET! Morgan c Kuggeleijn b Boult 17

Morgan charges into an attempted yorker from Boult but just lofts it to Kuggeleijn at mid-off just in front of the rope.

2nd over: England 22 – 2 (Morgan 1, Bairstow 11)Super bowling from Southee, and a lovely couple of shots from Bairstow who is playing artist this over, muscular finesse.

James Vince trudges off after being dismissed for one.
James Vince trudges off after being dismissed for one. Photograph: Michael Bradley / AFP via Getty Images

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WICKET! Vince c Kuggeleijn b Southee 1

Just a gentle catch to mid-off from the first ball of Southee’s over.

1st over: England 9-1 (Vince 1, Bairstow 1)It’s Boult, bowling full in his tightly-fitting black trews. Dot, one, one then Banton picks him up off his toes and whallops him back over his head for six. Then the wait, and the wicket – the ball seemed to hit both pads.

WICKET! Banton lbw Boult 7

Is it? Isn’t it? Banton given out straight away by the on-field umpire but England review and it takes forever. In the end it is umpire’s call so Banton trudges off.

The floodlights are on,but we look good to go for the second innings. It’s all big and busty and beautiful, if a little like eating a full box of Milk Tray in one sitting. Just refueling on a coffee as England come out.

End of New Zealand innings

(th over: New Zealand) – 5 (Neesham 1)Nine off the last over, two wickets, bish, bash, boof- it’s a cracking total but I reckon England can get it.


WICKET! Taylor run-out 2

Taylor run-out going for the second to the last ball of the innings


Wicket! Seifert b T Curran 39

Yorker-tastic from Tom Curran, a spit of in-swing and stumps a go-go.

10 th over: New Zealand (- 3) Neesham 0, Selfert 16)Oh, that’s a beauty: a ramp shot down on one knee, Seifert deposits the ball into the stand behind him. Next ball he unveils the ugliest swipe you ever did see over long-on for six, and then a cover-drivedart for four more. The first three balls of Sam Curran’s over were dot balls, but that’s ancient history in T 11.


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