Eoin Morgan laments poor batting display in Bangalore
Published - Feb 2, 2017 2:23 pm | Updated - Feb 2, 2017 2:23 pm
Eoin Morgan watched as his side capitulated to the impressive bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal. However, the manner in which they lost their main wickets towards the close of the match was certainly something that has caused a crisis of concern for the likes of the England team management as well. speaking in the post-match presser, Morgan went on to state that the loss of the wickets of Root and his own dismissal ensured that the Indians could build the pressure on the day.
“It was very disappointing. For maybe 60 percent of the game, we were competitive and right in amongst it but fell away terribly towards the end. We committed a cardinal sin of losing two inform players in one over and allowed India to build a little bit of pressure and we weren’t up to it at all,” Morgan said.
“No, I can’t (put a finger on why the collapse happened). We haven’t produced a batting performance as bad as that in a couple of years. We pride ourselves on our batting, it has been our strong point for a long time but in this series, our bowlers have outperformed our batsmen,” he said.
“I thought we (me and Root) were going quite well. The majority of the runs at this ground are always scored in the last 10 overs. I think we needed 110 off the last 10 with eight wickets in hands. A better performance from either me or Joe – a 70 or 80 from me or him could have made a huge difference,” he added.
However, Morgan lauded the Indians stating that they put in the performance worthy of winning the series. “(But) Hat’s off to India, they really played well and put in performances worthy of winning the series,” Morgan said.
Morgan also added that the momentum was something that was not on their side. “In the ODIs, it was only about 15-20 runs between winning and losing the series. Probably that hurts us more than losing this (T200 series,” he said.
“Looking at the performances in the ODIs, we were potentially worth of winning the series. In the T20 series, probably the last game hurt us more. The game got away from us, we should have won. Today we underperformed and we weren’t good enough,” Morgan added.