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Mar 13, 2015

Players must take blame for England flop, says Morgan

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Blaming coach Peter Moores for England’s miserable World Cup showing is unfair and it is the players who need to take responsibility for the team’s early exit, captain Eoin Morgan said on Friday.

England rounded out their time in Australia and New Zealand with an easy victory over Afghanistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday but it was never going to be anywhere near enough to put a more positive spin on the campaign.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-Players must take blame for England flop, says Morgan

SYDNEY, March 13 (Reuters) – Blaming coach Peter Moores for England’s miserable World Cup showing is unfair and it is the players who need to take responsibility for the team’s early exit, captain Eoin Morgan said on Friday.

England rounded out their time in Australia and New Zealand with an easy victory over Afghanistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday but it was never going to be anywhere near enough to put a more positive spin on the campaign.

Mar 13, 2015

England beat Afghanistan in rain-swept Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) – England brought an end to their miserable World Cup campaign with a nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-disrupted final Pool A match at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Set 101 to win from 25 overs after the wet weather had curtailed the Afghan innings at 111 for seven from 36.2 overs, England romped to their target with 41 balls to spare.

Mar 13, 2015

England set 101 to win in rain-swept Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) – England were set a target of 101 runs from 25 overs to win the rain-disrupted World Cup Pool A match against Afghanistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

The Afghan innings was earlier declared closed at 111 for seven after heavy showers forced the players off the pitch for a third time two balls into the 35th over.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-England set 101 to win in rain-swept Sydney

SYDNEY, March 13 (Reuters) – England were set a target of 101 runs from 25 overs to win the rain-disrupted World Cup Pool A match against Afghanistan at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

The Afghan innings was earlier declared closed at 111 for seven after heavy showers forced the players off the pitch for a third time two balls into the 35th over.

Mar 13, 2015

Afghanistan’s innings closed at 111-7 in Sydney rain

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s innings was declared closed at 111 for seven in the rain-disrupted World Cup Pool A match against England at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

After two 40-minute rain breaks, the players were forced off for a third time two balls into the 35th over with the Afghan innings closed 90 minutes later as rain continued to fall.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-Afghanistan’s innings closed at 111-7 in Sydney rain

SYDNEY, March 13 (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s innings was declared closed at 111 for seven in the rain-disrupted World Cup Pool A match against England at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

After two 40-minute rain breaks, the players were forced off for a third time two balls into the 35th over with the Afghan innings closed 90 minutes later as rain continued to fall.

Mar 13, 2015

England win toss and field first against Afghanistan

SYDNEY (Reuters) – England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to send his bowlers out to have a crack at Afghanistan’s batsmen under leaden skies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

With both sides already eliminated from contention for the knockout stage, the Pool A match is a dead rubber as far as the World Cup is concerned but there is still plenty at stake.

Mar 13, 2015

Cricket-England win toss and field first against Afghanistan

SYDNEY, March 13 (Reuters) – England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and decided to send his bowlers out to have a crack at Afghanistan’s batsmen under leaden skies at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

With both sides already eliminated from contention for the knockout stage, the Pool A match is a dead rubber as far as the World Cup is concerned but there is still plenty at stake.

Mar 12, 2015

England determined to end campaign in victory

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Defeat in Fridays’ final pool match would be “horrendous” and the whole England World Cup party is resolutely focused only on beating Afghanistan, assistant coach Paul Farbrace said on Thursday.

England, who have been pilloried since losing to Bangladesh on Monday to end their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals, have one last chance to impress at the tournament during the match against the World Cup debutants at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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