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Eoin Morgan describes England’s win over South Africa as ‘unbelievable’

• ‘Maybe we bluffed them,’ says England captain after two-run victory
• Hosts monitoring fitness of Ben Stokes, who hit a century at the Ageas Bowl

“Unbelievable,” said Eoin Morgan and he does not usually do hyperbole. Teams seldom win when the opposition needs 10 runs from 10 balls with five wickets in hand but that is what his England side managed.

“We decided we needed wickets [before the final over from Mark Wood] and to make them hit the ball in the air,” explained Morgan. “But we didn’t take any wickets and still managed to win. Unbelievable. Wood’s yorkers are usually good at the end but we decided to go with his raw pace. We thought a few bouncers was our best chance of taking those wickets. Maybe we bluffed them.” Morgan’s smile suggested he was not so sure about that.

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Eoin Morgan describes England’s win over South Africa as ‘unbelievable’

• ‘Maybe we bluffed them,’ says England captain after two-run victory
• Hosts monitoring fitness of Ben Stokes, who hit a century at the Ageas Bowl

“Unbelievable,” said Eoin Morgan and he does not usually do hyperbole. Teams seldom win when the opposition needs 10 runs from 10 balls with five wickets in hand but that is what his England side managed.

“We decided we needed wickets [before the final over from Mark Wood] and to make them hit the ball in the air,” explained Morgan. “But we didn’t take any wickets and still managed to win. Unbelievable. Wood’s yorkers are usually good at the end but we decided to go with his raw pace. We thought a few bouncers was our best chance of taking those wickets. Maybe we bluffed them.” Morgan’s smile suggested he was not so sure about that.

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