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World Cup: Wood hails Morgan’s demolition knock

Awesome, skip! Wood was all praise for Morgan who tore apart the Afghanistan attack.

Awesome, skip! Wood was all praise for Morgan who tore apart the Afghanistan attack.  

Fast bowler Mark Wood prefers putting his feet up in the dressing room before his bowling workload but he made an exception on Tuesday to witness an astonishing display of power-hitting by captain Eoin Morgan in Manchester.

Wood believes Morgan’s audacious ball striking, which helped England to a massive 397 for six, sums up the team’s fearless approach to one-day cricket in recent years.

“It was amazing, amazing,” Wood told reporters. “Coming off his back injury scare and stuff, and not knowing how he would play or feel, I was just astounded by how well he played.

“A lot of the bowlers tend to sit in the back of the dressing room and try and relax but even I came out and watched that because it was great to see on such a big occasion.

“I know we’ve played like this for four years now, and there’s been some remarkable things, but to do it in a World Cup game speaks volumes about how Eoin wants the team to play and the values we’ve kept going throughout those four years.”

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