England will learn from loss – Morgan
ENGLAND will learn from their early collapse in Monday’s ODI defeat to South Africa at Lord’s, captain Eoin Morgan said ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh tomorrow.
England’s top order crumbled to 20 for six wickets in five overs as they were dismissed for a modest total of 153 before the Proteas cruised to a seven-wicket victory for a consolation triumph after the hosts won the first two matches of the series.
“It’s a lesson with bat and ball. Our bowlers to be disciplined and to our batsman that sometimes you have to sit in,” Morgan told reporters after the match. “They made us play a hell of a lot and managed to get the ball moving around. Certainly, it’s not down to a lack of trying.”
England coach Trevor Bayliss believes that the humiliating loss would ensure his team remained level-headed for the eightteam Champions Trophy.
“This result ensures we go into the Champions Trophy without big heads,” Bayliss said. “We should have done better than we did but a 2-1 series over SA, we’ll take that every day.”
The victory was made all the more sweeter for SA batsman Hashim Amla, who became the fastest to break the 7 000 run barrier in one- dayers by reaching the milestone in just 150 innings. – Reuters
LEARNING CURVE: England captain Eoin Morgan is determined to learn from mistakes.