The captain of the England Cricket Team Eoin Morgan has admitted that it would have been a close and a thrilling game in the first One-Day International (ODI) if the rain had not intervened and he also stated that he would have liked more if they had won in a full game.
The match was decided on Duckworth-Lewis Method due to the rain as 16.3 overs were not played. Although England were 39 runs ahead on the method, but Morgan said that the crowd was deprived of a thrilling encounter and it would have more satisfaction otherwise.
Morgan admitted that the South African team is strong and they are happy to win the opening game of the series. England are coming after beating Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) so this could be their second consecutive series win away from their home.
The skipper also admitted that the pitch and the ground were graveyard of bowlers. But he also praised the batsman Jos Buttler who played a brilliant knock and scored 105 runs off just 76 balls to help his set up a big total of 399/9 in 50 overs, their second highest total.
Morgan said that it is very important to let everyone know that they are important to the team so that they can contribute more. The second game of the five match series will be played in Port Elizabeth and England will be looking to take 2-0 lead which will almost take the series away from South Africa.