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K good’: Eng­land cap­tain praises match-win­ning pair

- Sports · Cricket · England · Tom Curran · Australia · Patrick Cummins · Moeen Ali · Adil Rashid

and the guys bowled un­be­liev­ably well. For Jof and Woak­sey to come back like that was out­stand­ing. Bowl­ing like that, they make the cap­tain look good.”

Tom and Sam Cur­ran played ad­mirable sup­port­ing roles hav­ing been re­called to­gether in place of Moeen Ali and Mark Wood. Tom Cur­ran shared a ninth-wicket stand of 76 with Adil Rashid to give Eng­land a com­pet­i­tive to­tal, and he was his side’s most eco­nom­i­cal bowler.

Sam, mean­while, took three lowerorder wick­ets in an un­fa­mil­iar role at the death.

“Ev­ery time they come in there is a level of com­pet­i­tive­ness that is more vis­ual than any other player – that’s the char­ac­ter of the Cur­ran broth­ers.” said Mor­gan.

Aus­tralia’s Pat Cum­mins ad­mit­ted he was strug­gling to process his side’s col­lapse. “It’s a tough one to get your head around. I thought we bowled re­ally well and then let them off the hook,” he said. “We could have kept them un­der 200 or 180, so we gave them an ex­tra 40 or 50 runs. We were ob­vi­ously re­ally happy when Aaron and Mar­nus were go­ing along nicely, but I heard the com­men­ta­tors say ‘they’re go­ing along beau­ti­fully, they’re walk­ing it home’, but none of us were think­ing that. We knew the last 80 or 90 runs were go­ing to be hard work on that wicket. But it was a tough fin­ish in the end.”

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