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

"But if we are under pressure then I think India are under more pressure compared to us due to their huge population and the love for the game among common public", he said.

England was again the overwhelming favourite to finally end Pakistan's much-overdue stay in the Champions Trophy.

England were bowled out for 211 in their semi-final and afterwards skipper Eoin Morgan said that they weren't prepared for the sluggish used surface.

Root was caught behind off 18-year-old leg-spinner Shadab Khan for a busy 46 and Morgan played a loose waft to edge Hasan and depart for 33. This was the trouble: England's starts were either all or insufficient, and usually the latter.

Defeat extended England's long wait for a maiden major one-day global title until at least 2019 - when they stage the next World Cup. "The fact we've produced brilliant performances in this tournament and then play like that on this wicket is extremely disappointing".

"Credit goes to Sarfraz and the way he led the team, we kept taking wickets and kept the run-rate in check".

He even went on to add, "We all know what happens and what not, and I can't tell you how they have won the games, I can't name them".

Pakistani opener Aamir Sohail has indirectly accused the Pakistan team of match fixing in the ongoing CT and slammed Sarfraz Ahmed for over-praising the team after beating England.

"I think the pitch was very good".

That prompted Pakistan fast-bowling great Waqar to tweet: "Stop giving that lame excuse Eoin Morgan regarding the used pitch, You guys been thrashed fair n square by Pakistan #CT2017 #PakvsEng". "They bowled really well".

Morgan had publicly highlighted the advantage Pakistan had in returning to a slow, low pitch they had played on only 48 hours earlier but there has been no official complaint to the International Cricket Council, which allocated three pitches per ground and oversees the preparation, due to an acceptance they were thoroughly outplayed.

Sarfraz is confident about Pakistan's chances in their first Champions Trophy final on Sunday when they will face local rivals India or Bangladesh. The opening partnership of 118 between Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali particularly pleased Moin, with their contrasting styles complimenting each other.

"I think, going into today's game knowing that we were going to play on a used wicket potentially brought Pakistan's game closer to their home (conditions)".

"I think he (Amir) has a little bit of back spasm".

"While the ball was new we timed a few, but after that we hardly timed a ball", said Bayliss.

Just another 10 runs were added to England's total with Hasan Ali being the pick of the bowlers as he claimed three wickets for the cost of 35.

"(But) certainly, that hasn't gone to our heads at all".

After a meek and meagre display in their opening match of the tournament against India, Pakistan were labelled "shambolic" and "terrible" by coach Mickey Arthur but have shone ever since.

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