England captain Eoin Morgan summed up his side’s shock defeat to Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup on Friday by stating ‘we didn’t deserve to win’.
Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga took four wickets as his side damaged England’s hopes of progressing smoothly to the World Cup semi-finals after their surprise 20-run win at Headingley.
Morgan’s side were chasing a modest 233 as they sought a victory which would have seen them leapfrog Australia in first place, but instead crashed to 212 all out.
“You look at the basis of, or the basics of a run chase, partnerships are very important,” said Morgan.
“We struggled to get enough partnerships going, or one substantial one. There were a couple of individual innings, but that’s not good enough to win a game.”
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