Failure to adapt to conditions was England's downfall, says Eoin Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan cut a frustrated figure after his team delivered a muddled and lacklustre performance in a humiliating eight-wicket loss to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy semi-finals on Wednesday.

19 - England have now played in 19 ICC ODI events (11 World Cups and 8 Champions Trophy) and are now the only top-eight side to not have won a single such tournament.

"I think the pitch was very good for both teams", he said.

"Coming from Edgbaston which was a good wicket to a used wicket, we didn't adapt very well", Morgan told Sky Sports.

"This doesn t feel great at the minute but there s a lot of cricket still to play this summer, and we ve got to make sure we re right for that". "I don't think there was any home advantage".

But Kohli, understandably confident in his own team added: "I don't know there's much that we need to change".

"We have made huge strides and we've got to continue to work out ways to get on the right side of these scenarios when things aren't favourable to us".

"But more than anything we ve got to keep that drive we ve had over the last 18 months to keep getting better - so when that World Cup does come around we re in the best shape possible to give ourselves the best chance of contending in that final".

The only blip during England's campaign has been the ongoing struggles of Jason Roy, whose three tournament innings have yielded just 18 runs, while the opener has made just 51 in eight one-day global knocks during this home season.

But England coach Trevor Bayliss indicated the switch was a temporary one.

Everyone from media to cricket fans clearly picked England to reach the finals for second straight time and they had a valid reason for that, England side was superior in nearly every aspect and looked risky in the tournament with their fearless batting style and on the other hand, Pakistan, the side which was not supposed to reach even the knockout stage given their new look side and how they began the tournament, losing badly to arch-rival India in the opening game but they turned things around, defeating South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Imran Khan, the legendary allrounder who guided Pakistan to victory in the 1992 World Cup final, forecast an Indo-Pak final even before India's semifinal match against Bangladesh. Shaw signed a new contract with Yorkshire in pre-season that runs until the end of next year.

They had an unlikely bowling hero in Kedar Jadhav, who took the wickets of dangermen Tamim Iqbal (70) and Mushfiqur Rahim (61) after the pair had put on a 123-run stand from 127.

Vanessa Coleman

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