Eoin Morgan Baffled by England's Humiliating Loss to Sri Lanka

England succumbed to a massive 157 runs loss after being bundled out for 99 in the second ODI against Sri Lanka.

updated: May 26, 2014 11:33 IST
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Eoin Morgan, England's captain in place of the injured Alastair Cook, was left bemused by the scale of their defeat in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka at the Riverside.

England were beaten by 157 runs after scoring only 99 - their fifth-lowest score in ODI cricket in reply to the tourists' 256-8.

At one stage, England were in danger of failing to beat their worst-ever innings of 86 against Australia in 2001, but Morgan's defiant 40 avoided that humiliation.

He was the only batsman to cope with Sri Lanka's attack, underlining the failings of his team-mates, with Ian Bell the next highest scorer with just 12 runs.

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