Giles pleased with Jordan aggression

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Seamer Chris Jordan emerged as the pick of the bunch, after an under-strength England unit copped a two-one series defeat at the hands of Australia at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Seamer Chris Jordan emerged as the pick of the bunch, after an under-strength England unit copped a two-one series defeat at the hands of Australia at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

The hosts rested skipper Alastair Cook, middle-order batsman Ian Bell, all-rounder Stuart Broad, spinner Graeme Swann and right-arm fast bowler James Anderson for the five-match affair.

Meanwhile, the uncapped Jamie Overton, inexperienced Boyd Rankin, Michael Carberry and Ben Stokes were included. Batsman Eoin Morgan led the side in the absence of Cook. Jordan, particularly, impressed with a promising three-wicket haul on debut.

"We've learned a lot throughout this series from the experience of a lot of these young guys coming in and I think it'll be valuable for them going forwards. Jordan, on debut, the way he bowled," said Giles.

"The aggression he showed, the pace he bowled is something that we wouldn't have found out about if we hadn't rested some of the big guys. He, for one, will be really chuffed that we did."

The Australians sealed the series with a 49-run triumph in the fifth and final ODI, with all-rounder Shane Watson's century, Michael Clarke's half-ton and several key breakthroughs from Mitchell Johnson at the fore.

"It was a tough defeat to take. We lost wickets up front with the bat. Ravi Bopara and Jos Buttler looked like they might get us close, but at the end of the day it wasn't enough and to lose two-one is disappointing," concluded Giles.

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