• Home
  • Sports
More

    Winning the World Cup means the world to us: England skipper Morgan

    Today's Latest

    Amol Palekar set to return to stage after 25 years

    Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Veteran actor-director Amol Palekar will be returning to the stage after 25 years with a Hindi...

    IFFI short film section to open with film on Parrikar

    Panaji, Nov 11 (IANS) The opening film of Shorts IFFI 50, a short film event, at the 50th edition of...

    Himachal, Dutch companies sign MoUs of Rs 200 crore

    Shimla, Nov 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government and Dutch companies have signed 14 memorandum of understanding of Rs 200...

    Popular Today

    Delete Facebook, reiterates WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

    San Francisco, Nov 11 (IANS) WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has once against asked people to delete Facebook as the social...

    Turkey begins deporting foreign IS members

    Ankara, Nov 11 (IANS) Turkey has started deporting foreign fighters of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, starting off with...

    Maharashtra Governor’s approach constitutional: Experts

    New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Governor of Maharashtra has adopted the constitutional path to negate horse-trading in run-up to...
    India Updates
    India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

    Winning the World Cup means the world to us: England skipper MorganLondon, July 15 (IANS) An elated England captain Eoin Morgan said to get over the line and win their maiden World Cup means the world to them, after the hosts beat New Zealand in an eliminator here at Lord’s on Sunday.

    It took England 44 years but on Sunday, in their own backyard, Morgan and Co. lifted the sport’s biggest prize albeit by the finest of margins as the Super Over also ended in a tie and England won due to hitting more boundaries than new Zealand.

    - Advertisement -

    Electing to bat first New Zealand put up 241/8 in 50 overs. Chasing the target, England rode player of the match Ben Stokes’ unbeaten 84 off 98 balls with Jos Buttler also scoring 59. The pair added 110 runs for the fifth wicket to tie the game at 241 all out and take it to a Eliminator.

    In the Eliminator, Stokes and Buttler helped England post 15 which New Zealand matched but in gut-wrenching fashion fell behind due to less number of boundaries hit to England.

    “I’d like to commiserate Kane (Williamson) and his team. The example that they lead is hugely commendable to him and his team,” Morgan said moments before lifting the World Cup at the gala post match presentation ceremony.

    “On a tough wicket where everyone found it tough to score. Buttler and Stokes put together a partnership, and I thought that would take us deep, and it did. This has been a four-year- journey – and we find it hard to play on wickets like that.”

    To get over the line today means the world to us,” Morgan said, his eyes welling up.

    “I was being cooled down by (Liam) Plunkett, which isn’t a good sign. Some of the support staff – not only the best in our team, but in the world, they really helped. Full credit to the two boys who went out for the Super Over, given that they were there most recently.

    On Jofra Archer who bowled the Super Over, Morgan said the 24-year old is improving every game. Archer finished with 20 wickets in 11 games as England’s leading wicket taker and third in the overall list behind Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson.

    “(Jofra) Archer just improves every time he goes out there. Really incredible – everyone in the changeroom today, (David) Willey, (Sam) Billings, whoever missed out on the squad – I’d like to mention them too,” Morgan added.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Must Read

    Cong doesn’t commit support to Sena on fears of backlash elsewhere

    New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Dashing the hopes of Shiv Sena, the Congress on Monday did not commit support to...

    Discontent in ITS officers of BSNL/MTNL after govt revival package

    New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) At a time when the revival package for BSNL and MTNL has been announced, demoralised Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers...

    Army’s ‘Operation Maa’ weans away 60 youth from terror groups

    New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Indian Army has weaned away nearly 60 local youth of Jammu and Kashmir, who had been recruited by Pakistan-backed...

    Rajnath hands over Rs 3 crore to two defence start-ups

    New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over Rs 3 crore to two start-ups in the defence sector, to help them build...

    Media manhandled at JNU students’ protest

    New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The protest on Monday by students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), against the draft hostel manual and a proposed fee...

    More Articles Like This