Sam Billings Does A Dhonisque Run-out To Get Rid Of Ross Taylor

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England's wicketkeeper Sam Billings took a leaf out of former Indian captain MS Dhoni's book, as he pulled off a no-see run-out to get rid of Ross Taylor

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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England's wicketkeeper Sam Billings took a leaf out of former Indian captain MS Dhoni's book, as he pulled off a no-see run-out to get rid of Ross Taylor in the fifth T20 on Sunday. England and New Zealand locked horns at Auckland in the fifth and final T20 to decide the winner of the five-match series. With the game reduced to 11 overs a side due to rain, New Zealand posted 147 runs for England to chase. At 145-4, Ross Taylor attempted to play a shot on the leg side but was outsmarted by Sam Billings who received the throw from Sam Curran and hit bulls-eye without even looking at it. This style of run-out was popularized by India's Captain Cool MS Dhoni and has been used by many wicketkeepers around the world, producing positive results most times. 

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Sam Billings does an MS Dhoni

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England snatch another win in Super Over

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. 

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