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Sunday 11 December 2016

Morgan woe

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DUBLINER Eoin Morgan missed the opportunity to enhance his Ashes claims with a second-ball duck as Middlesex grinded their way into a position of strength on the second day of their match against Hampshire at Lord's.

England's one-day captain is back in the frame more than three years since he won the last of his 16 Test caps after an outstanding limited overs series against New Zealand when he made scores of 113, 88, 71 and 50.

But on a pitch demanding a measure of patience and application, Morgan chased a wideish ball from Hampshire's 18-year-old seamer Brad Wheal and was well caught low down at first slip.

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