“We were up against it particularly as we knew there was rain coming,” said Morgan on Wednesday (September 27). “If it started to drizzle, we were trying to gauge being one over away. If you’re 15 to 20 runs away from Duckworth-Lewis you could sort of throw the kitchen sink at it. We lost wickets at bad stages through mistakes. At no stage were we flustered at the run rate which I don’t think we ever are.”
England captain Eoin Morgan admitted his side had been up against it during their run chase in the fourth ODI at the Oval.
“It was an extremely confident innings,” said Morgan. “If you watch the over again where he took on Ashley Nurse, the confidence with which he’s swinging the bat is fabulous. It looks wider than it normally does. When somebody’s in form like that, it’s great to watch.
“It doesn’t because we’ve always shown faith in guys we’ve gone with,” Morgan said.