England captain Eoin Morgan praised “Aces” Jofra Archer And Chris Woakes after setting up two fast bowlers Win from behind an extraordinary comeback In the second one-day international against Australia on Sunday. World champions England were on the verge of going down 2–0 in a three-match contest at Old Trafford and losing their first bilateral ODI series since 2017 when Australia were ahead 144–2 chasing a target of 232 to win. But the new-ball pair brought back into the attack as a last-ditch measure by Morgan, taking four wickets for three runs from 21 balls, saw Australia slip to 147-6.
Vox removed a good pair of Marnus Lebuschgne (48) and captain Aaron Finch (73) as well as Dangerman Glenn Maxwell, with all-rounder 73 in Australia’s 19-run victory followed by Mitchell Marsh scoring a single with Archer. Make. on Friday.
Archer had already attacked the hostile new ball twice, proving too much for a well-directed bouncer Marcus Stoinis before dismissing opener David Warner in the fourth inning.
Australia were all out for 207 in the 49th over, losing seven wickets for 32 runs.
“Need to make a move”
Morgan said, “Joffra is obviously an ace and he is a Vaucacy. It’s our strongest suit.”
“You like bowling them in the most important parts of the game and I felt that the time I brought them back was the most important part because the game was far from us.
“I think it was happening in a situation where we needed to take a step. Finch and Maranus made it easy.
The Irish player said, “It was good for Joff and Vaucacy to make a comeback. When they bowl like this, the captain feels good.”
Morgan insisted that Australia’s downfall was for sensitive bowling rather than poor batting on a used pitch.
“Australia didn’t make too many mistakes. It was LBW and bold – it was either dealt or bounced back. It’s a bowler who is bowling out batsmen.
“When you interject in this way, it gives a very big message to the people coming in, how difficult it is.”
The Curran Brothers, Tom and Sam, also had a night to remember when they were recalled to replace Moeen Ali and the injured Mark Wood.
Tom made a crucial partnership of 76 runs with Adil Rashid, who kept England in the game and then conceded just 28 runs from his maximum of 10 overs.
Meanwhile, left-arm fast bowler Sam took the responsibility of bowling 3-35 late and Vox and Archer completed their stances.
“It may underline them but that’s the truth. Every time they come into the competition there is more visuals than any other player – which is the character of the Kurran brothers,” Morgan said.
Australia’s vice-captain Pat Cummins tried to avoid blaming the tourists’ batsmen for a surprise loss, allowing England to escape after trailing 149-8 in their favor.
Fast bowler Cummins said, “I felt we bowled really well and then got them off the hook.” He said, “We could put them under 200 or 180, so we gave them an extra 40 or 50 runs.
“We were obviously really happy when Aaron and Maranus were getting along well, but I heard the commentators saying ‘they’re moving along beautifully, they’re taking it home.”
“None of us thought so. We knew that the last 80 or 90 runs were going to be hard work on that wicket. But in the end it was a hard end.”
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