England captain Eoin Morgan feels happy for his team performance against New Zealand that lined-up to the semi-final in the Champions Trophy 2017 on Tuesday.
After England win by 87 runs against New Zealand on Tuesday, Captain Morgan said at the post-match presentation. “We weren’t that pleased at the half-way stage, maybe 30 short of par. But it shows with the batting line-up we’ve got, upwards of 300 always leave you in with a shout.”
Speaking about their bowling performance, Morgan said that it was all about hitting the right areas and not being “too greedy.” “We hit the wicket hard, no value in full with the short straight boundaries. We weren’t too greedy, just hit the seam on a good length. It feels good to be in the semis but we are not satisfied. We want to fulfill our potential.”
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was praise to the opposition side and said that they played very deep using lot of power. “They bat very deep with a lot of power, so restricting them wasn’t a bad effort. In all areas, England outplayed us today. Credit to the way they went about their business, especially with the ball in hand.”
“We were trying to get momentum, and increasing that run-rate to chase down the total. it was a tough job, England used the dimensions of the ground well, the wind was a big factor, and the pitch was a bit two-faced,” said Williamson.
England Right-arm fast-medium pace Jake Ball, who replaced Luke Ronchi, was awarded the Man-of-the-Match for his magic charm with the new ball.
Ball said that rain helped and “juiced the pitch,” “The rain had juiced the pitch up so it was a matter of getting it in the right areas. You have to be prepared to go round the park now and again, and cherish the days when you come off the field with decent figures.”