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England's chase 'absolutely remarkable' - Morgan




Eoin Morgan said he had "never seen whatever like it" as England whipped Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the 2nd ODI at Edgbaston.


Morgan, England's commander, hailed a "completely exceptional" unbroken opening stand of 256 - a record for any wicket for England in ODI cricket - as Alex Hales and Jason Roy both logged unbeaten hundreds of years and vocation best ODI scores. It is the most astounding aggregate upgraded by a 10-wicket edge by any side ever.

"That pursuit was totally remarkable," Morgan said. "I've never knowledgeable anything like it. We were so in control without being heedless. The two young men were remarkable. They were exceptionally forcing and they played splendid, extremely amusing cricket."

However, both Roy and Morgan additionally lauded England's bowlers for a quite enhanced execution that kept Sri Lanka to an aggregate that could have been as much as 100 under standard on a great batting surface.

"I said after Trent Bridge that we were off track with the ball," Morgan said. "Here, I didn't think we did anything uncommon, yet we did the nuts and bolts well. It didn't swing or nip off the crease and there are constantly gigantic complications in one-day cricket when that doesn't happen.

"However, we kept them from runs. We smashed out a length and we utilized our bouncers well. We constructed weight that way which brought about us taking wickets. It was splendid.

"It was a lesson for us a year ago when we played against Australia. They are a decent at doing that and we grabbed that we should have been exceptional at it."

Roy, who much-admired his first universal century in England, concurred. "The bowlers kept Sri Lanka to an aggregate where we didn't feel under a colossal measure of weight going out there," he said. "So a colossal amount of credit must go to them."

The victory not just gave England a 1-0 lead in the arrangement, yet an unassailable 13-3 lead in the Super Series. It exited Morgan pondering England's fortune in getting away with a tie from the principal ODI in which they played "ineffectively" in his words.

"I underscored after that diversion that it was our escape incarcerate free card," Morgan said. "We played incompetently as a group, however a couple of people performed incredibly well and did what's necessary that we went unscathed. A six off the last ball doesn't happen frequently."

Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka skipper, let it be known was a "baffling execution" from his side's batsmen however recommended they should "forget about it as fast as would be practical" with another ODI approaching on Sunday.

"Basically we didn't get enough keeps running on the board for our bowlers to get them out," Mathews said. "It was a belter of a wicket. 256 was worse than average; 300 is an absolute necessity on that wicket. It played splendidly. It was a tiny bit moderate in the principal half however it showed signs of development and better so we missed the mark by 50 or 60 runs.

"We need to attempt to flush it out of the background and disregard this diversion as fast as could be allowed in light of the fact that we have stand out day to return and play entirely well.

"Our batsmen are in great scratch and shockingly they get 20s and 30s and getting run out is in no way, shape or form on. Also, tragically that it has been going on the last two recreations and ideally we can run well in the following three amusements and not give run outs to the confrontation."


He was likewise crammed with acclaim for the England batsmen. "They are unstable openers and on the off chance that you give them a chance then that is the thing that they can do; they can pulverize any assault and tragically we didn't have the infiltration today. Jason and Alex batted splendidly to get them home."

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