England all-rounder Chris Jordan starred in the final T20I against New Zealand to help his side sneak past the hosts in a dramatic Super Over finish. Faced with the stiff challenge of 16 runs in the last over, Jordan’s lively stay at the crease saw him smash a boundary and a maximum as England tied with New Zealand’s score at the end of the rain-truncated 11-overs-a-side contest.
The uncanny resemblance to the World Cup final between these two sides became further entrenched as England triumphed in the Super Over. After the tourists managed 17 runs at the back of a six each from Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow, Jordan bowled brilliantly in the six-ball shootout.
He delivered pinpoint yorkers and gave little room to the Black Caps batsmen to free their arms as England achieved victory by a small margin of 9 runs in the Super Over. Jordan’s calm nerves in the midst of a see-sawing thriller signifies England’s dominance in white-ball cricket.