ENG vs AUS 2018: Eoin Morgan pleased with satisfying victory against arch rivals Australia

England won the match by 3 wickets.

Eoin Morgan was the top scorer in the match | Source Getty

England's ODI captain, Eoin Morgan is very pleased with England's thumping win over Australia in the first ODI match after the side faced a shocking loss against Scotland by six runs. England has taken a 1-0 lead in the 5-Match ODI series after thrashing Australia by 3 wickets. David Willey scored the winning runs for his side, taking England on the right side of the result. 

When talking about how was the team performance against Australia, England's captain said, "I'm very pleased with the win, particularly with the bowling," the England skipper said at the post-match presentation. "I thought they were outstanding today and the spinners turned the momentum in our favour, they did a great job as they have done for a few years. We were good in parts and to win the game when you're not as good as you can be is a great thing. The Scotland game made us hone our skills a little bit. You never like losing but we did take the lesson from it."

England's skipper was the top scorer of the match, he hammered 69 runs, Eoin Morgan added  "The most important thing is that we did get the win. Before the Scotland game I mentioned how going into the World Cup and trying to replicate tournament cricket is getting wins when you don't necessarily play well or wake up and don't have a great day.

"But finding a way to get over the line was important. We did a really good job of it. Our bowlers stood up. With the bat we were below par but managed to get over the line. It's a big positive to take, because that's a characteristic we're going to need."

The next ODI between England and Australia is on June 16 at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, where the visitors will try to bounce back stronger in their next battle.

(Inputs from SPORTSTAR Live)


By Kunal Kataria - 14 Jun, 2018

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