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UK: England's Morgan says team 'struggled' with 'batting mantra' after Australia defeat

United Kingdom, London
June 26, 2019 at 01:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

English cricket team captain Eoin Morgan says that "struggled with the basics of what we call our batting mantra," while speaking at a press conference, after his team lost to Australia by 64 runs at Lords in London on Tuesday.

The defeat extended England's 27-year Cricket World Cup losing streak against the Australians, but Morgan was dismissive when asked by a reporter if he was afraid of his opponents.

Morgan said that he wasn't afraid, "Because I've only played against them in two World Cups. 29 years doesn't mean -- I'm 32 years old. Thanks, mate. Nice."

Asked about the victory, Australian cricketer Jason Behrendorff said, "It's huge. Every game that we can win is massive."

He added, "To continue winning, to continue playing good cricket, we're still serve offing to try and play a perfect game, but we're slowly getting better and better each time and today was another really good result for us."

Australia have secured themselves a place in the semi-finals with their victory, while England have to win either one of their final two group stage matches against India and New Zealand to make it through to the knockout stage.

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English cricket team captain Eoin Morgan says that "struggled with the basics of what we call our batting mantra," while speaking at a press conference, after his team lost to Australia by 64 runs at Lords in London on Tuesday.

The defeat extended England's 27-year Cricket World Cup losing streak against the Australians, but Morgan was dismissive when asked by a reporter if he was afraid of his opponents.

Morgan said that he wasn't afraid, "Because I've only played against them in two World Cups. 29 years doesn't mean -- I'm 32 years old. Thanks, mate. Nice."

Asked about the victory, Australian cricketer Jason Behrendorff said, "It's huge. Every game that we can win is massive."

He added, "To continue winning, to continue playing good cricket, we're still serve offing to try and play a perfect game, but we're slowly getting better and better each time and today was another really good result for us."

Australia have secured themselves a place in the semi-finals with their victory, while England have to win either one of their final two group stage matches against India and New Zealand to make it through to the knockout stage.

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