England cricketers look inspired by Gareth Bale’s Champions League winner

ENGLAND'S cricketers were clearly inspired by Gareth Bale's audacious attempt in the Champions League final as they tried to replicate it in training today.

Bale scored his sensational overhead kick on one of sport's biggest stage as he beat Loris Karius for what proved to be the winner.

 Jos Buttler doesn't quite master the overhead kick

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Jos Buttler doesn't quite master the overhead kick
 Opening batsman Alastair Cook also got in on the act in England training

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Opening batsman Alastair Cook also got in on the act in England training

The England squad were in training today but weren't quite able to pull off the same heroics as Bale.

Pakistan thrashed England by nine wickets in the first Test at Lord's, completing the victory 90 minutes into Day 4.

The second Test starts on Friday at Headlingley and Joe Root will be hoping his side can inject a bit more flair and class into their game as Bale did.

But it was class that was desperately lacking in their performance at Lord's, as they slumped to 184 and 242 all out.

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 Gareth Bale scored twice in the Champions League final on Saturday, including this unbelievable strike

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Gareth Bale scored twice in the Champions League final on Saturday, including this unbelievable strike

Jos Buttler and Alastair Cook were among those to test out their acrobatic talents in training but fortunately there were no injuries.

Buttler's wife Louise enjoyed a cricket Wags bank holiday break to Portugal alongside a number of the one-day side's partners.

Eoin Morgan was included in the ODI squad this afternoon despite chipping a bone in his finger on Sunday but he is expected to be fit to face Scotland on June 10.

Meanwhile Bale could be on his way to Manchester United after issuing a come-and-get-me plea immediately after full time on Saturday.

ENGLAND'S cricketers were clearly inspired by Gareth Bale's audacious attempt in the Champions League final as they tried to replicate it in training today.