Chris Jordan starred as England defeated New Zealand in another Super Over and won nine runs after a shortened thriller at the fifth Twenty20 in Auckland.

Four months after their nerve-racking World Cup final, the teams were in familiar territory as they were stuck after an eleven-over shootout that was cut short due to temporary rainfall in Eden Park.

Jordan's final ball four made England level the New Zealand's 146, and the Paceman kept his cool with Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan beating England to bring England up to 17 in Super Over.

Although Jordan scored a long-range shot with his second delivery, he narrowed the gap to New Zealand by just eight, helping England to a 3-2 win.

Martin Guptill was the batsman who retired in the World Cup final and led England to triumph in Boundary Countback – a rule that has since been lifted – and he should have had more say in this Super Over.

After beating half a century with 19 balls for five in New Zealand's 146, he moved on to Tim Seifert, who contested the first four Super Super deliveries and suffered a superb Morgan running error in the middle.

With the dismissal of Seifert, New Zealand had to win eleven times, and Guptill's inability to meet a Jordanian from the penultimate round meant Britain could record a fourth successive victory in the T20 series.

Such a prospect seemed remote after Guptill plus Colin Munro (46 out of 21 balls) cross-border cameos and Seifert (39 out of 16) made kiwis a huge amount in Regulation 11.

But England is rarely disappointed – even if it misses several players of the first team – and Bairstows 47 of only 17 deliveries as well as some important posts in the order held them in the fight.

They still needed 16 from the final – and 13 from the last three deliveries, when Jordan went to the bat, but maximum of his first ball followed by four out of his third, after Jimmy Neesham had erred as a tourist in line and length replied with 146 for seven.

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