T20 World Cup: The disastrous eight-ball over that did the damage for England against New Zealand


The eight-ball over that did the damage: What went wrong for Chris Jordan and England as they gave away 23 runs – including a six when Jonny Bairstow looked to have caught Jimmy Neesham – as New Zealand came back to win T20 classic


When Chris Jordan came on on to bowl the 17th over, England were favourites in their T20 World Cup semi-final clash with New Zealand.

Their opponents needed 57 from 24 balls – more than 14 an over. By the time he’d finished – eight balls later – they were down to a far more manageable 34 off 18.

Sportsmail takes a look at the disastrous eight balls that led to England’s exit from the World Cup. 

England were in control before Chris Jordan came on to bowl what was a disastrous 17th over

England gave away 23 runs in the 17th over with New Zealand then needing 34 from 18 balls

England gave away 23 runs in the 17th over with New Zealand then needing 34 from 18 balls

Ball one

6 – Jimmy Neesham pumps a full ball from round the wicket high over midwicket for a maximum

Ball two

2lb – Neesham and Daryl Mitchell scramble two after the ball is fired into the pads

Ball three

1w – Trying to avoid feeding Neesham on the offside, Jordan overcompensates and fired down leg for a wide

Ball four

4 – Ball on off stump is pummelled through long on for four

Jimmy Neesham and Daryl Mitchell inspired New Zealand to a comeback against England

Jimmy Neesham and Daryl Mitchell inspired New Zealand to a comeback against England

New Zealand got a maximum when replays showed Jonny Bairstow's leg hit the rope before he released the ball

New Zealand got a maximum when replays showed Jonny Bairstow’s leg hit the rope before he released the ball

Ball five

1w – another wide, this time outside off, trickles through to Buttler as England start to lose control.

Ball six

6 – Agony for England as a slower ball is clothed high towards cow corner…. Jonny Bairstow, careering towards the boundary, catches it just shy of the rope and passes it back to Liam Livingstone for a brilliant relay catch. 

The catch is given but replays show Bairstow’s leg hit the rope just before he released the ball… and it’s another maximum.

Ball seven

2 – Hit high into the leg side again towards Bairstow and Livingstone, but Livingstone misjudges it and fails to go for the catch. The ball plugs between them both and Jordan is not amused.

Ball eight

1 – a decent full ball to finish is hit into the offside for a single to end a disastrous over that cost England 23 runs.

Jordan and Chris Woakes look on dejected following England's defeat by New Zealand

Jordan and Chris Woakes look on dejected following England’s defeat by New Zealand

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