WI vs ENG: ‘Death bowling is hardest job in world cricket’ says Eoin Morgan;
WI vs ENG: England captain Eoin Morgan said that he is’delighted’ with his team’s victory against West Indies in the second T20I of the five-match series on Monday, but believes death bowling is the most difficult job in cricket.
West Indies endured a sad one-run loss over England in the second T20I of the five-match series here at the Kensington Oval, despite Akeal Hosein smashing 28 runs off the penultimate over. The five-match series is now tied at 1-1 after this victory. On Tuesday, the third T20I will be played.
“Delighted! Even in the last quarter of the game, with an inexperienced international bowler, I thought we did well. With experience, he (Mahmood) will get better. I thought we adapted better to the conditions today. The tracks here aren’t those where you can get a fluid tempo to the innings. It was a conscious idea (for the batters to spend some time in the middle),” said Morgan in a post-match presentation.
“Every team in the world is trying to get better at it (death bowling). It’s the hardest job in world cricket. At the end, the ball did skid on. We need to find better ways to execute. Majority of our plans today was to bowl yorkers, we just got it wrong,” he added.
West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals when chasing 172, and it was only Romario Shephard and Akeal Hosein who showed some spark with the bat. With three fours and four sixes, Hosein hammered 44 runs off just 16 balls.
However, it was not enough in the end, as England won by a single run. Moeen Ali took three wickets for the visitors, while Adil Rashid took two.
(With ANI Inputs)