Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Duo Paper over the Cracks for England

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Duo Paper over the Cracks for England

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England captain Eoin Morgan was thankful for a crucial stand between Moeen Ali and David Willey, as the pair papered over the cracks of a poor showing against Afghanistan.

The English top-order crumbled after Morgan chose to bat first on a tricky Delhi wicket, slumping to 57 for six with a series of careless dismissals.

But the innings, and ultimately the match, was rescued by an eighthwicket partnership of 57 between Moeen, whose 41 not out was the top score of the match, and Willey, who finished unbeaten on 20.

That late blitz saw England post 142 for seven, enough for a 15- run win as Afghanistan were kept to 127 for nine.

"It was a very important stand. To get us up to 142 Ali and Willey played really well," said Morgan, whose own golden duck came in a spell of three wickets in five deliveries. …

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