NZ v ENG 2019: Jonny Bairstow doesn't want England team to get habitual of super-overs for the win

Jonny was disappointed they couldn't complete the match without the tie-breaker.

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England needed a super-over to win the five-match T20I series against New Zealand on Sunday. The rain-affected match got interesting when England batsman Chris Jordan hit the last ball for four when they needed five runs to win off Jimmy Neesham.

The visitors won the series by 3-2 with a convincing margin in super-over. But England batsman Jonny Bairstow doesn't want his team to get habitual of taking the game to a tie-breaker. Earlier this year in July, England won the World Cup 2019 via a Super Over against the same opponent, New Zealand.

"We don't want to keep this happening; I don't think," Man of the match Bairstow told Sky Sport.

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"I don't think anyone wants to keep that going, but it just shows how close the sides are and how close it's been throughout the series, and it sets up what's going to be a fantastic Test series as well."

Bairstow scored an 18-ball 47 to guide his team towards victory. He must be disappointed for not finishing the job and leaving it to the lower-order batsmen.

"I don't feel like I've potentially scored as many as I wanted during the series so to contribute in a shortened game. Obviously the pitch here is quite favorable for the batters, so to get some runs was pleasing," said Bairstow, who posted eight runs in the Super Over.

"It was pretty imposing to try and chase down 150, but a lot of the guys played in the T10 last year and said, 'look, we're not far off here if we can get within striking distance with the small boundaries, we've got a chance.'"

England had to chase 147 in 11 overs, and they did well despite losing wickets at regular intervals. 

England captain Eoin Morgan added: "Surprised we got any sort of a game in today with the weather that was around but it's always nice to play here. We chopped and changed a little bit, and the guys coming in did a really good job. The Black Caps played well again, bowled really well and there was nothing between the sides for the 11-over game. And then, the Super Over, I thought the standout was Chris Jordan, a guy who's extremely calm under pressure and delivers."


By Sihyeu Singh - 10 Nov, 2019

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