There were plenty of highlights in the game and one such moment came when Sam Billings ran Ross Taylor out, and the modus operandi reminded everyone of a certain Indian cricketer, MS Dhoni. It was a rain-curtailed match and the hosts got off to a smashing start courtesy openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro as they raced along to 83 runs for the first wicket. Tim Seifert then smashed 39 off 16 balls to help New Zealand posted a strong total of 146/5 in their quota of 11 overs.
It was a series decider for England and New Zealand, and it went down to the wire. It was down to a super over, and this time England was more convincing in winning it. Eoin Morgan and his teammates won the match and clinched the series. England too was strong in their response and Chris Jordan played a cameo in the final over to drag the match to a super over.
Eoin Morgan concluded by saying, “Delighted, surprised that we got a game with the weather around today. We made changes to the squad and happy that the guys took their chances around. At the half-way stage, we knew we could chase down the total, needed one or two batsmen to go and have some fun. We always seem to be playing for the (Super overs). It’s great fun, but it also brings in plenty of action.”