ICC World Cup: England were punished for poor bowling, says Morgan

Mar 02, 2015, 08:29 IST | AFP

Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan admitted his side had been "punished" by a rampant Sri Lanka yesterday in a nine-wicket loss that left them on the brink of World Cup elimination.

Eoin Morgan in Wellington yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
Eoin Morgan in Wellington yesterday. Pic/Getty Images 

"We were punished today by a very experienced side. We were way off the mark," said Morgan, who has overseen defeats by Australia, New Zealand and now Sri Lanka with just one win, against non-Test Scotland, to show for England's efforts at this tournament.

"When we are bowling well, it's a good attack but you can pick it apart when we're not bowling well and we didn't bowl well."

Morgan's premier seamers James Anderson and Stuart Broad went for none for 48 and none for 67 respectively. In four matches, Anderson and Broad have only taken two wickets each.

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