THEY SAID WHAT?

The Cricket Paper - - ODI SERIES -

Eoin Mor­gan

We weren’t at our best again. It’s very dis­ap­point­ing to get so close and not over the line. Bowl­ing to MS Dhoni and Yu­vraj can be dif­fi­cult.Your mar­gin for er­ror is quite small, you have to try to break the part­ner­ship.We showed a lot of fight.We be­lieved we could chase it down.There’s a tremen­dous amount of be­lief but we didn’t quite have the skill.

Ravichan­dran Ash­win

It was very im­por­tant to for­get the last game.The one-day game has changed quite a bit and it’s very im­por­tant to try to keep go­ing for wick­ets and, yes, bound­aries are go­ing to go here and there, but you al­ways have that man in­side the cir­cle. We got Eng­land’s big play­ers out in the mid­dle overs so it is al­ways im­por­tant to keep tak­ing wick­ets.

Nasser Hus­sain

It shows why Eng­land should chase.You can have no com­plaints with that bat­ting. The spin­ners bowled well for In­dia but the game was won and lost in the death bowl­ing. Eng­land went for 120, In­dia didn’t. Mag­nif­i­cent ef­fort from Eng­land’s bats­men, work to do for the bowlers – but we al­ready knew that.

Yu­vraj Singh

Dur­ing the do­mes­tic sea­son I’ve been hit­ting the ball re­ally well and I’ve been work­ing re­ally hard on my fit­ness. I think the re­sults showed to­day. It was im­por­tant to start again after los­ing three early wick­ets and I de­cided to hit the ball down the ground rather than square of the wicket.Then once we got the part­ner­ship go­ing, we at­tacked at the right time.

Si­mon Hughes

In­dia got just too many runs and Eng­land’s bowl­ing wasn’t fo­cused enough on Yu­vraj Singh and I sup­pose Eng­land just lost wick­ets at the wrong time. It’s un­fair to blame Eng­land’s death bowlers but they still haven’t got that right. Woakes is good but they haven’t got an­other per­son that they can re­ally rely on.

Vi­rat Kohli

Get­ting 381 from 25-3 was out­stand­ing.We knew we’d get wick­ets at some stage or the other but we bowled at the more dif­fi­cult part of the day.The guys showed re­ally good char­ac­ter.We pulled it back nicely in the end. Hav­ing won the se­ries, just be­fore the Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy, the key will be for us to ex­press our­selves and work out what is the best open­ing part­ner­ship.

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