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Morgan insists complacency isn't to cause England's woe


By Rory Dollard

Eoin Morgan ruled out any element of complacency and insisted England failed to adapt to the demands of a used Cardiff pitch as they crashed out of the Champions Trophy against Pakistan.

Morgan's men reached 128 for two but faltered alarmingly to be bowled out for 211 as Hasan Ali (three for 35) exemplified an outstanding performance from the visitors' attack on a dry surface which suited them ideally.

Openers Azhar Ali (76) and Fakhar Zaman (57) then helped knock off the inadequate total with almost 13 overs and eight wickets to spare as England bowed out of their own tournament at the semi-final stage.

Morgan said: "We certainly weren't over-confident," he said.

"We played against some really good sides recently, and we've managed to beat them. (But) certainly that hasn't gone to our heads at all.

"We left ourselves short today, adapting to conditions. It's a big frustration because I think we've played some great cricket in this tournament - and we weren't anywhere close to it today."

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