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
6 – Jimmy Neesham pumps a full ball from round the wicket high over midwicket for a maximum
2lb – Neesham and Daryl Mitchell scramble two after the ball is fired into the pads
1w – Trying to avoid feeding Neesham on the offside, Jordan overcompensates and fired down leg for a wide
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
New Zealand got a maximum when replays showed Jonny Bairstow’s leg hit the rope before he released the ball
1w – another wide, this time outside off, trickles through to Buttler as England start to lose control.
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.
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.
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