Morgan credits ‘carefree’ approach for win


England captain Eoin Morgan credited his side's new 'carefree' attitude for their incredible win against New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, as they chased down a record target.

England needed 350 runs to win, and they reached it in 44 overs thanks to Morgan and Joe Root centuries, and it became England's highest-ever ODI chase. They thus leveled the series, making the fifth ODI the decider.

When asked what the key to the new post-World Cup success was, Morgan told Sky Sports: "It's more the carefree attitude.

"The guys are pretty relaxed in the changing room and we're trying to keep things as raw as possible and concentrate on the process rather than the result and it seems to be working for us at the moment.

"I think the style is more important. We're trying to change something that probably doesn't come as naturally as other nations… It's very encouraging at the moment."

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who has only made 95 runs in four knocks, was gracious in defeat, saying: "It was an incredible run chase.

"I thought at half way with 350 on the board, it's a whole lot of runs and we knew they were going to have to play well to beat us and play well they did.

"To win in 44 overs, they blew us off the park again and two great hundred from Morgs and Joe Root, we need to be better than that.

"But credit where credit's due, they were too good for us today."