Eoin Morgan has called for his side to improve with the bat when needing to adjust to conditions, as the tourists lost the fifth ODI to the West Indies to draw the series 2-2.

England, who needed to avoid defeat to complete a series win over the Windies, collapsed from 88/4 to 113 all out.

Morgan’s side, who smashed 418 in the previous ODI, were all out in just 28.1 overs, with Oshane Thomas taking 5-21.

Chris Gayle then hit a remarkable 77 off just 27 balls as the hosts claimed a series draw with a seven-wicket win.

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And talking to Sky Sports after the defeat, captain Morgan called for his side to adjust better with the World Cup set to begin at the end of May.

We struggled throughout the whole innings with the bat to adapt to conditions here.

The extra bit of bounce on the wicket is not something we come up against very often so we struggled massively.

We were way off the ball and Windies forced a lot of errors from us. Today was pretty much a one-horse race and we didn’t deserve to win the game.

It is quite difficult to curb what has been your natural reaction for the last couple of weeks. The honest answer is we need to get better at it.

When we come up against different conditions it never is that easy for any side but you need to adapt on the day and find a way of scoring runs, occupying the crease and managing your innings better than we did today.

England will now play the Windies in three T20 internationals before returning home and Morgan’s side are set to entertain Ireland and Pakistan in ODI’s shortly before the World Cup opener against South Africa.


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