Eoin Morgan is confident about chasing big totals in Windies series. As England chased 360 runs, scored 364 runs with 8 balls in hand on the first ODI of 5 match series.
First ODI of 5 match series
First ODI of 5 match series becomes an all-batsmen match. Winning the toss in Barbados, Windies opted to bat first. Chris Gayle scored his 24th ODI century, decorated 135 runs inning from 129 balls with 3 fours and 12 sixes as well. Wicket Keeper Shai Hope scored 64 runs with 7 fours and a six as well. Finally, Windies scored a safe score of 360 runs from 8 wickets.
England chased the score easily. Opener Jason Roy and experienced Joe Root scored centuries. Opener Jason Roy scored 123 runs from 85 balls only with 15 fours and 3 sixes, which brought him, the man of the match, as well. Joe Root took 97 balls to score 102 runs with 9 fours. Then English captain Eoin Morgan reached the score with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler.
Eoin Morgan is confident
Eoin Morgan is confident about chasing big totals. As we know England never wins, chasing above 350 runs in ODI. So Captain must be confident on it.
“We spoke at the halfway stage about the fact we have been in this situation before and we do believe we can chase big totals. We bat very deep. The manner we started in set the tone of the innings. Jason and Jonny were outstanding. At no stage did we feel we were under pressure to up the rate,”
Praising as the centuries
Praising as the centuries English captain said, “We were going at a steady clip and to have guys like that continuously putting pressure on your opening bowlers is not only difficult to play against but difficult to captain against as well. The ability to put your best ball away for four or six is heart-breaking as a bowler.”
English captain Eoin Morgan satisfied with Jason Roy
English captain Eoin Morgan satisfied with Jason Roy, “For Jason to go on and play such a commanding innings really sets up a big run chase. It’s amazing the way he plays. It’s brilliant. People will forget Joe Root scored a hundred there, he made it look very easy, but we’re so fortunate to have a guy like that who can be our rock. And he’s no slouch.”
Being Confident, “We just didn’t hold our chances and the chances we put down were crucial. Our bowlers did create opportunities, but we didn’t hold them. We’ve got to be a bit better in the field. I felt the energy and body language could have been a lot better. That would give the bowlers some momentum to work with.”
Therefore, Eoin Morgan is confident about chasing big totals. England has wonderful batting line-up to chase any kind of score, which leads them in the first ODI of 5 matches’ series.