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Sport Jordan confident England can bounce back from Cape Town defeat

04:25  06 february  2020
04:25  06 february  2020 Source:   cricket365.com

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Chris Stocks in Cape Town . Chris Jordan insists England can still win their one-day series against South Africa despite suffering a heavy defeat in the opening match at Newlands. However, Jordan is confident the world champions can avoid what would be their first ODI series defeat in three years

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Chris Jordan retained a sense of perspective after England’s heavy one-day international defeat to South Africa in Cape Town, insisting the world champions have not become a bad side overnight.

Six months on from winning the World Cup and in their first ODI since the nail-biting final against New Zealand at Lord’s, England were blown away by seven wickets with 14 balls to spare at Newlands.

England's Chris Jordan (R) delivers a ball as umpire Shaun George looks on during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and England at The Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town on February 4, 2020. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images) England's Chris Jordan (R) delivers a ball as umpire Shaun George looks on during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and England at The Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town on February 4, 2020. (Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP) (Photo by RODGER BOSCH/AFP via Getty Images)

Having been restricted to 258 for eight in the series opener, England were powerless to stop a 173-run partnership between Quinton De Kock (107) and Temba Bavuma (98) which ultimately broke the back of a successful chase.

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PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 30:  Chris Jordan of England bowls in the nets during a training session ahead of the first practice match against South Africa Invitation XI at Boland Park on January 30, 2020 in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) © 2020 Getty Images PAARL, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 30: Chris Jordan of England bowls in the nets during a training session ahead of the first practice match against South Africa Invitation XI at Boland Park on January 30, 2020 in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Jordan at least made sure Bavuma did not follow his captain to three figures, trapping the batsman in front when he was two short of a century to the disappointment of a largely-partisan home crowd.

“We’re obviously very disappointed with the result. We didn’t play anywhere near our best cricket,” Jordan said.

“Normally when we’re at our best we’re on the front foot with bat, ball and in the field but we were slightly off the mark.”

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 04: Chris Jordan of England successfully appeals lbw to dismiss Temba Bavuma of South Africa on 98 runs during the 1st ODI match between South Africa and England at Newlands Cricket Stadium on February 04, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images) © 2020 Getty Images CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 04: Chris Jordan of England successfully appeals lbw to dismiss Temba Bavuma of South Africa on 98 runs during the 1st ODI match between South Africa and England at Newlands Cricket Stadium on February 04, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Jordan made his ODI return after a three-and-a-half-year absence from the format, one of the beneficiaries of several World Cup winners being rested from this three-match series.

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On England 's heavy defeat in Cape Town in their first ODI since winning the Cricket World Cup in July, Jordan said: "We're obviously very disappointed with the result. "Two games ago this team was lifting the World Cup, so we're more than confident we can bounce back ," added Jordan .

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However, England still put out five of the side that overcame the Black Caps at Lord’s last July and Jordan believes those on tour here are more than capable of bouncing back when the series resumes at Durban on Friday.

The 31-year-old fast bowler added: “We’ve got another two games left in the series and we’ll do our best to bounce back in Durban on Friday.

“I think that’s our first 50-over since the World Cup. Two games ago this team was lifting the World Cup, so we’re more than confident we can bounce back.”

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