New Zealand vs England, 5th T20I

England won the match and the series through Super Over:

New Zealand: 146/5 (11/11 overs)
England: 146/7 (11/11 overs, target 147)

Super Over:
New Zealand:
England won the match through Super Over.

New Zealand vs England, 5th and final T20I reminded everyone of the World Cup 2019 Final. The match was restricted to 11 overs for both sides due to a delayed start because of rain. New Zealand scored 146 runs at the cost of 5 wickets after 11 overs. England managed to level the scores for 7 wickets after 11 overs as they fell one run short of winning the match right there and then.

New Zealand vs England

It came down to a Super Over and England’s Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan scored 17 runs against Tim Southee. In response to England’s 17 runs, New Zealand sent Tim Seifert and Martin Guptill against Chris Jordan. Tim Seifert hit a four on the second ball but that was all he could do before getting caught by Eoin Morgan in the 4th ball of the over. Colin de Grandhomme came to bat but New Zealand could only manage to score 8 runs in the Super Over. England won the match and the 5-match series by 3-2 against New Zealand.

New Zealand vs England, Guptill and Munro provide an explosive start:

England won the toss and elected to field first. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro came to bat first for their team. The pair provided their team with a blistering start as Martin Guptill scored his 15th half-century from 20 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes. Martin Guptill and Colin Munro shared an 83 runs partnership from 30 balls. Colin Munro added 46 runs from 21 balls with 2 fours and 4 sixes.

Colin Munro missed his 11th half-century by 4 runs before he got caught by James Vince on Sam Curran’s delivery. Tim Seifert contributed 39 runs from 16 balls as he struck 5 huge sixes and a four before getting bowled by Tom Curran in the last over of the innings. New Zealand finished their innings on 146/5 after 11 overs. Tom Curran and Sam Curran took 1 wicket each. Adil Rashid and Saqib Mahmood also got 1 wicket against New Zealand.

Jonny Bairstow’s saves England in the 5th T20I:

England required 147 runs from 11 overs to win the match and the series. Tom Banton and Jonny Bairstow came to bat first for their team. Tom Banton lost his wicket in the first over after scoring 7 runs. James Vince also got dismissed in the 2nd over for 1 run. Eoin Morgan added a quick 17 from 7 balls with 2 sixes and a four. Sam Curran scored 24 from 11 balls for 2 fours and 2 sixes before getting stumped on Mitchell Santner’s delivery.

Opener Jonny Bairstow held his nerves and smacked 47 runs from 18 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes. His innings took England to a total of 100/4 in 7 overs. Chris Jordan towards the end of the game smacked 12 runs from 3 balls to level the scores against New Zealand which led to a Super Over between the two teams.

Jonny Bairstow was named the “Player of the Match” for his outstanding 47 off 18 balls and his performance during the Super Over for England. Mitchell Santner was awarded the “Player of the Series” for taking the most wickets [11] during the series. England won the 5-match T20I series against New Zealand by 3-2.

The 1st Test of the 2-match New Zealand vs England Test series will start from November 21.

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