Cricket – Bowling a worry for Morgan


Eoin Morgan says his England team need to sharpen up their bowling after being thrashed by South Africa in the third ODI in Centurion.

The tourists still hold a 2-1 series lead with two matches to play, but missed out on a chance to wrap up a series victory as they were beaten by seven wickets.
The Proteas chased down 319 to win with almost four overs to spare, with openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla both making centuries and adding 239 for the first wicket.
That left Morgan in no doubt where improvements were needed for the final two games, as he told reporters: “If you look back to the last game, we looked pretty threatening in the first ten overs and almost set the tone for the innings. Today, it was as simple as we didn’t get enough balls in the right areas.
“We missed our lengths more often than not and let two very experienced batsmen get themselves in – they took advantage of that.
“The ball didn’t swing early on, so we had to go back to hitting our lengths and we didn’t do that well enough to create pressure.”
Next up is the fourth one-day international in Johannesburg on Friday, with England 11/10 with Bet365 to win and seal a series triumph with one game to play.