A rankling hundred from Eoin Morgan guided England to triumph in the opening one-day universal against West Independents; however the centurion conceded he battled in the early phases of his innings. Chief Morgan drove from the front with 107 from 116 balls as England beat the Windies by 45 keeps running in Antigua on Friday.
It was a moderate begin for Morgan and England, who dropped to 29-2 when their captain touched base at the wrinkle however the batsman conquered a slow surface and being dropped on four to help the sightseers post an aggregate of 296-6, which turned out to be sufficient after West Non mainstream players were rocked the bowling alley out for 251.
“I had a feeling that I was batting with a stump for some time, it was that difficult to get yourself in. In any case, everyone felt the same,” said Morgan, who posted his tenth ODI ton and fifth as England skipper – another record.
“Sam Billings, at the earliest reference point, it took him a while to go ahead and afterward he figured out how to get it up to a run-a-ball.”So fortifying that at the highest point of the request was essential for folks coming in. Ben Stirs came in and did precisely the same.”
There was an even commitment from England, with Sam Billings (52), Moeen Ali (31 not out) and Ben Stirs (55) supporting Morgan. Concerning the bowlers, Chris Woakes (4-47) and Liam Plunkett (4-40) asserted four wickets each.
“I believe what’s satisfied me more than anything is all that we discussed pre-this arrangement, we’ve delivered. That was an exceptionally persuading execution with the ball and the bat, and in the field I thought we spared a great deal of runs.
“It’s set a benchmark and a high one for the arrangement. Ideally we’ll proceed on the upward bend.” Jason Mohammed (72) and Jonathan Carter (52) featured after the Windies lost three early wickets in their run pursue. Be that as it may, once Carter left, it set off a crumple however Chief Jason Holder took a considerable measure of positives from the annihilation.
“We didn’t generally get off to a decent begin when we batted. We lost three wickets for three runs. We could reconstruct pleasantly in the center and I just felt toward the end we couldn’t keep our wickets in place,” he said. “Through our batting, I think there were many delicate rejections so on the off chance that we can remedy that and take every one of our risks, we’ll be a great deal happier.
“We dropped a significant possibility off Eoin Morgan in advance and he was then ready to dive in and assemble a truly pleasant organization. But I’m not very stressed – I think in the event that we take care of in a couple of ranges “we’ll be fine”. It’s no opportunity to be dispirited. We can see a considerable measure of guarantee here.”