MATT Parkinson watched on as England got the better of New Zealand in another Super Over, prevailing by nine runs after a truncated thriller in the fifth Twenty20 in Auckland.

Bolton’s Lancashire leg spinner was replaced by Adil Rashid for the series decider having caught the eye in the previous two matches.

And four months on from their nerve-shredding World Cup final, the teams found themselves on familiar terrain as they were deadlocked after an 11-over shootout, shortened because of intermittent showers at Eden Park.

Jordan's last-ball four ensured England levelled New Zealand's 146 and the paceman then held his nerve with the ball after Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan had each bludgeoned a six to lift England to 17 in the Super Over.

Despite sending down a wide with his second delivery, Jordan bowled expert lengths to restrict New Zealand to eight for one in reply, helping England seal a 3-2 series victory.

Rashid, back in action for the first time since the World Cup final after recuperating from a shoulder injury, took 1-34 from three overs, a decent return in a boundary-fest.

Parkinson bowled just the six overs across his two games but his 4-47 in Napier means he has certainly put pressure on the more established Yorkshireman.

Attentions now turn to two Test matches, the first starting in Tauranga on November 20.