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K good’: England captain praises match-winning pair
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.”