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Eoin Morgan admits to England regrets after dismal Champions Trophy exit

• Captain says worn Cardiff pitch meant ‘there was no home advantage’
• Pakistan win by eight wickets to set up all-Asian final at The Oval

Eoin Morgan was left lamenting a lack of home advantage and his side’s inability to adapt after a collective dose of paralysis with the bat on a reused Cardiff pitch led to England being bundled out of the Champions Trophy by a resurgent Pakistan.

As Sarfraz Ahmed led his players on a lap of honour in front of a strong and jubilant Pakistani support, England could only reflect on a dismal showing in the eight-wicket defeat in the semi-final, one that means their search for a first global 50-over crown rolls on to the 2019 World Cup on home soil.

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