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Online Cricket Betting: Morgan upbeat despite loss to the Black Caps
By Andrew Scott Saturday, 29 June 2013 05:18
Online cricket betting fans learned that Eoin Morgan, England T20 captain, praised his side despite their five-run loss to New Zealand on Tuesday night at The Oval.
The tourists, being asked to bat first, clubbed a huge 201-4 from their 20 overs and then online cricket betting fans saw that they were able to hold their nerve as England came close to ending a record-breaking run chase, but then they fell short on 196-5.
Morgan was pleased, saying “The guys showed some great character throughout, it was a good batting wicket with a short boundary on one side and we felt it was a chaseable total.
“The guys showed some good form and we got off to flier at the start, but just couldn’t continue until the end, which was a bit of a shame.
And many online cricket betting fans could also see that they made a very good performance, and with good cricket odds.
“We were only two blows away from winning the game, it was very tight. The margin was very small.”
The defeat came only two days after England were beaten in a similar fashion by India a India in the final of the Champions Trophy, but Morgan added: “It’s not as frustrating as the other day, that was a huge opportunity missed whereas tonight was a great performance with plenty of positives to take from it, and moving forward with the young guys that we have it’s a great prospect.”
Many online cricket betting fans believe that England could receive a boost by the return of Kevin Pietersen for the second match against New Zealand.
“We’d obviously love to have him back. We’ll discuss where he fits into the side.”
Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum, who top-scored in the match with 68 off 48 balls and made very good cricket odds, looks forward to taking on Pietersen.
“He’s obviously a world-class player and if he comes back into the mix on Thursday then we’ll have to do a little more studying tomorrow to try and come up with something (to combat him).
“But the game’s better when Kevin’s back involved so it’ll be great from our point of view too if he does play.”
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“I thought some young guys stood up exceptionally well. And that’s great from our point of view to see those guys under pressure and perform as well as they did.