Eoin Morgan brought up his fifth half-century as England captain © Getty Images (File Photo)
Eoin Morgan brought up his fifth half-century as England captain © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jan 16, 2015

Eoin Morgan has completed his fifty in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the tri-series. England had lost their top five in the first 20 overs itself and Morgan has since constructed a good stable stand with Jos Buttler. Morgan had walked in after England had lost three early wickets. England are now knocking it around for singles.

Morgan and Buttler have also put up more than 50. In fact, they got their 50-run stand in 97 balls. It shows the kind of pressure they were under to resurrect the innings at hand. Both batsmen have curbed their natural attacking and inventive exploits and are instead only going for the singles. This is much needed for England. They too the bating powerplay in the 34th over and Morgan hit a four down the ground to get a fifty.

England had won the toss and had elected to bat first. Eoin Morgan has taken over Alastair Cook as captain and has some good players in the unit. Australia are not playing Mitchell Johnson in this game. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are the main fast bowlers with Xavier Doherty as the spinner.

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