Tough one to get your head round: Cummins on loss in second ODI

Manchester, September 14

Australia pacer Pat Cummins says the 24-run loss to England within the second ODI right here was “tough one to get your head around” together with his staff letting the hosts off the hook twice within the recreation.

From 149 for eight, England went on to make 231 for 9 on a floor the place runs have been onerous to return by. Australia then made a superb begin earlier than a dramatic collapse noticed them slip from 144 for 2 within the run chase to be 207 all-out.

The three-match collection is now levelled at 1-1.

“I’ll get my head around that tomorrow and have a bit of a look at the footage. On that wicket, for 40 overs it felt like a good length was the hardest to hit, and suddenly they started hitting them quite nicely,” stated Cummins after the sport on Sunday.

“We’ll have a overview. If we’d saved them down – these final 10 (overs) went for 80-odd, I believe – we’re all of a sudden solely chasing 200 and it’s a unique recreation.

“It’s a tough one to get your head around. I thought we bowled really well and then let them off the hook in the last 10 overs … we gave them an extra 40 or 50 runs.”

It was a sluggish floor which helped the spinners and Cummins stated his staff must enhance its recreation on pitches like these, one thing it can encounter within the 2023 World Cup in India.

“Something we always talk about in tournament play and World Cups is that towards the back end, you are likely to get these kind of wickets where spinners (will play a role) and you’re not getting 350 that you might get at the start of the tournament,” he stated.

“On a extremely good wicket, in your dying bowling you go to yorkers or slower balls or bouncers. Here it’s tossing up what’s the toughest ball to hit – is it a yorker or possibly it’s high of the stumps?

“Maybe you can keep the fields in for longer, the spinners might have more of an impact. I really enjoy it. It makes you think differently and try and solve problems,” he stated. PTI

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