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Morgan hails aces Archer and Woakes as England rally to beat Australia

England’s Captain Eoin Morgan bats during the one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. - AFP
England’s Captain Eoin Morgan bats during the one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday. - AFP

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: England captain Eoin Morgan praised “aces” Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes after the two pace bowlers set up an extraordinary come-from-behind win in the second one-day international against Australia on Sunday.

World champions England were on the brink of going 2-0 down in a three-match contest at Old Trafford and losing their first bilateral ODI series since 2017 when Australia, chasing a target of 232 for victory, were 144-2.

But the new-ball duo, brought back into the attack as a last-ditch measure by Morgan, combined to take four wickets for three runs in 21 balls as Australia slumped to 147-6.

Woakes removed the well-set pair of Marnus Labuschagne (48) and captain Aaron Finch (73) as well as dangerman Glenn Maxwell, with Archer cleaning-up Mitchell Marsh for just a single following the all-rounder’s 73 in Australia’s 19-run victory on Friday. Archer had already struck twice in a hostile new-ball spell, dismissing opener David Warner for the fourth innings in a row before a well-directed bouncer proved too much for Marcus Stoinis.

Australia lost seven wickets for 32 runs while subsiding to 207 all out on the 49th over.

“Jofra is obviously an ace and so is Woakesy. It’s our strongest suit,” said Morgan. “You like to bowl them in the most important parts of the game and I felt at the time I brought them back that was the most important part because the game was edging away from us.

“I think it was getting to a stage where we needed to make a move. Finch and Marnus made it look easier than it was. So I threw everything at it. - AFP


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