For the second time in four months, fans witnessed yet another super over, this time in the shortest format of the game, to decide the winner of the contest. England snatched the Twenty20 series against New Zealand in Auckland on Sunday, with a super over.
Memories of the controversial World Cup final that saw England lift the trophy after a super over and a tie in the super over are still fresh in the minds of the fans. Netizens overwhelmed by what could be called a 'Deja Vu Day', took to Twitter and came up with hilarious reactions.
I think both these sides should just have a super over directly rather than going through the shenanigans of a full game, and stuff like that.— Rohit (@rohit1709) November 10, 2019
At what point do we start referring to this as malicious psychological abuse? #NZvENG— Andrew Fidel Fernando (@afidelf) November 10, 2019
If you think life has been difficult to you , just look at what has life thrown to @BLACKCAPS cricketers in last few months. This tweet below few months back and heartbreak again today for @JimmyNeesh and #newzealandcricket #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/Y2uDZeJhcX— Saurabh Prabhu (@prabhusaurabh91) November 10, 2019
Jonny Bairstow's quickfire 47 off 18, laced with five sixes and two boundaries, got England off to a flying start before the hosts put the break on the visitors' momentum. Requiring 16 runs off 6 balls, Chris Jordan smashed 12 runs off three balls to help England reach 146 runs and tie the game. For the second time in four months, fans witnessed yet another super over, this time in the shortest format of the game, to decide the winner of the contest. With England being sent to bat first in the super over, Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow hit a six each as they helped the visitors post 18 runs in six balls. New Zealand's Tom Seifert and Martin Guptill failed to hit any big shots off a disciplined super over from Chris Jordan, thereby handing England a comfortable 9-run win over New Zealand.