The captain of the English Cricket Team Eoin Morgan admitted that their bowlers did not hit the right length in the third One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa which allowed their openers to have a big partnership but he has vowed to bounce back stronger.
England had won first two matches of the series and were looking to become first team to win three consecutive ODI matches against South Africa in South Africa. They were also looking to become first team since 2002 to win both Test and ODI series in South Africa.
Morgan praised the opening batsman Alex Hales who scored third half-century in a row and said that Joe Root was outstanding, who scored his seventh ODI century. He said that both had set the foundation very well and helped England score 318 in the first innings.
The English skipper thought that they had a winning total on the board. He said that South African batsmen Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock had a magnificent partnership and their bowlers were not able to hit the right length so they could not take wicket early.
Morgan said that they have gone down but they will try to bounce back strongly. England are at sixth place have 102 points right now and can overtake Sri Lanka in the ODI Rankings if they win next two games. South Africa can go close to third placed India by winning.