Michael Vaughan warns others teams not to take on England in Super Over
Michael Vaughan decided to put fuel in fire.
Updated - Nov 10, 2019 5:52 pm
England, New Zealand and Super Over- the love story continued as the two sides met in the fifth and final T20I of the series in Auckland to decide which team will lift the trophy. After 4 amazing T20Is being played between the two sides, the last one proved to be the best of all given that it ended up in a repeat of the ICC World Cup 2019 final match.
Yes! You read it correctly, the final T20I of the five-match series between the two sides ended up in a tie and a super over was played to decide the series winner. The script couldn’t have been written better as the New Zealand crowd saw their worst nightmare being played out again, this time in their own backyard and the result remained the same, despite the best efforts of Kiwi players, which included Jimmy Neesham, again.
Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan, the former England captain and one of the most instigating personalities on Twitter, decided to put fuel in fire and warned other countries, that they should not take on England in a super over in any sort of limited-overs matches. Given that England has won two super overs against New Zealand (technically); he felt that England has some sort of superpower when it came to tied matches in ODIs and T20Is and tweeted, “Sunday thought … Don’t take England on in a Super Over … #JustSaying”
Sunday thought … Don’t take England on in a Super Over … #JustSaying
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 10, 2019
Speaking about the Sunday game, the New Zealand side would like to forget this one. After being asked to bat first after losing the toss, the Kiwis put up 146/5 in the rain-curtailed 11-over per side match. Martin Guptill slammed 50 in 20 balls, while Munro made 46 and Seifert made 39 runs. In reply, England too made 146/7 with Jonny Bairstow made 47, Sam Curran made 24, while Tom Curran and Chris Jordan made 12 runs each to help England draw level.
In the Super over, Kiwi captain Southee conceded two sixes each to Bairstow and Morgan, as England scored 17 runs. Chris Jordan was given the duty to defend those runs, and he did it dutifully picking the wicket of Seifert and giving away just 8 runs and winning the match for England. New Zealand was left ruing their luck once again.