The Independent – UK – Eoin Morgan hopes England have established a ‘new normal’ after again overpowering Australia to put themselves on the verge of an unprecedented 5-0 one-day international whitewash of their Ashes rivals.

Summary

  • Eoin Morgan hopes England have established a ‘new normal’ after again overpowering Australia to put themselves on the verge of an unprecedented 5-0 one-day international whitewash of their Ashes rivals.
  • England turned a record Chester-le-Street run-chase of 310 for eight into a formality, with six wickets and more than five overs to spare, after Jason Roy (101) hit his second hundred in under a week.
  • Morgan added: “I’m glad we’re spoiled for guys in form at the moment, because I’ve been in teams where (those) next in or fighting for places can’t get a run.
  • England stopped Australia’s batsmen dominating, notably when Joe Root got through an unexpected 10 overs of his part-time off-spin at a cost of just 44 runs.
  • Morgan refused to compare Australia’s batting, however, with England’s at the last World Cup in 2015 – when they suffered an early exit and Michael Clarke’s hosts were champions.


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