MSN New Zealand – Joe Root insists it is not all “doom and gloom” for England at the Cricket World Cup, despite suffering a 64-run defeat to Australia at Lord’s on Tuesday.

Summary

  • Joe Root insists it is not all “doom and gloom” for England at the Cricket World Cup, despite suffering a 64-run defeat to Australia at Lord’s on Tuesday.
  • England crumbled to 221 all out in 44.4 overs in reply to Australia’s 285-7, despite Ben Stokes’ best efforts as he scored 89.
  • England in trouble after Australia defeatMorgan: Bowlers not to blameThe defeat was England’s third of the tournament and puts their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals in danger, but Root believes there’s still time to turn their fortunes around.
  • © Getty Ben Stokes hit a terrific 89 against Australia but it wasn’t enough for England England now have two games left to play – against India and New Zealand, both teams currently unbeaten – and they need to win both to guarantee qualification to the last four, otherwise they rely on results elsewhere to go their way.
  • Watch England’s next game against India at Edgbaston, live on Sky Sports Cricket World Cup (404) from 9.30am on Sunday.


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