Independent UK – Eoin Morgan considered England’s 16-run victory the best performance during his captaincy tenure since the reboot of the country’s one-day cricket after the 2015 World Cup.

Summary

  • Eoin Morgan considered England’s 16-run victory the best performance during his captaincy tenure since the reboot of the country’s one-day cricket after the 2015 World Cup.
  • It was England’s first bilateral series victory in Australia (at the fourth attempt) and their first in any one-day series here (others have been in tri-series) since 2007.
  • Morgan, who was captain the last time England played white-ball cricket in Australia during the wretched 2015 World Cup, said: “Australia are a very strong line-up and this series had the potential to exploit some of our weaknesses and cracks within the group.
  • Buttler’s catch to dismiss Australian captain Steve Smith on 45 was a game-changer and caused consternation among Aussie players and public alike.
  • Smith was not questioning Buttler’s integrity, saying “he’s a pretty honest guy”, just the process.


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