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Let's get on with the game - Trevor Bayliss

Let's get on with the game - Trevor Bayliss
Trevor Bayliss, does not want to dwell on the controversy surrounding Ben Stokes' dismissal in the second ODI against Australia at Lord's.
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England coach Trevor Bayliss does not want to dwell on the controversy surrounding Ben Stokes' dismissal in the second One-Day International against Australia at Lord's.

The dismissal of Stokes, who was adjudged to be obstructing the field in the second ODI, has raked up quite a controversy over the last couple of days.

While the players in the Australian camp are viewing it as wilful obstruction, there are many current and former players who have come out in support of Stokes.

Notwithstanding the hullabaloo over the dismissal, Bayliss viewed the incident as a result of two emotional teams playing to win for their respective nations.

"I just thought it was two teams trying to win the match for their respective teams and playing with a bit of emotion," Bayliss said.

“It's good to see a bit of emotion in a match.

“They argue one way, we argue the other, let's get on with it.

“We were a bit disappointed at the time but by the time we left everybody was in good spirits and looking forward to the next match.”

After playing a positive style of cricket against New Zealand earlier this year, England are struggling to string together good partnerships in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.

Bayliss reasoned that the England batsmen were failing to execute their game plan against the Australian bowlers.

“They play it a little bit differently to the New Zealanders.

“Where they keep attacking, the Australians have got the flow of the game back into their favour, with a few dot balls, getting the ball through to the keeper, bowling one side of the wicket, setting a tight field.

“I think we went into our shells just a little bit and maybe forgot what our game plan is given this is the way they're bowling to us now.” 

Acknowledging that there are aspects of their game which need improvement, Bayliss urged England to play to their potential.

“We haven't played to our potential in the two games.

“Australia have played well also and that makes it difficult to play our own game.

“There are areas we need to improve in and we are looking to turn it around.”

With an aim to stay alive in the series, England will take on Australia in Manchester for the third ODI which will be played on Tuesday.

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