Morgan pleased to end tour on a high note

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England stand-in T20 captain Eoin Morgan was delighted to end the long set of matches against India with a win, albeit a close one, after the horrors of the one-day series.

England stand-in T20 captain Eoin Morgan was delighted to end the long set of matches against India with a win, albeit a close one, after the horrors of the one-day series.

India won that series three-one and were largely dominant, and were expected to win the T20, but Morgan's superb batting, and MS Dhoni's miscalculation at the end, saw England win by three runs.

Morgan hit 71 off 31 balls at the death to lead England to 180, and then India looked to be well in command. But late wickets saw them needing 17 off the last over, with Dhoni in the middle.

He turned down the chance to make it four off the last ball, refusing a single with Ambhati Rayudu to keep strike, and thus needed a six off the last ball, but could only get a single.

A relieved Morgan said after the match: "There's smiles in the changing-room after a very tough summer.

"We've worked really hard and to finish it on such a high against such a very strong T20 team – is a great achievement.

"It is hugely important. In the one-day series our senior players including myself didn't stand up, which made things really difficult.

"To lead from the front myself was the way it should be done."

Morgan also commented on Dhoni's decision to keep strike at the end, saying he had the right to have confidence in his abilities, and that if Chris Woakes had gotten it even slightly wrong, the game would have gone to India.

He said: "He's a guy capable of anything. That first ball (of the last over) Woakesy bowled, he probably missed his length but not by much at all – he inside edged it for six.

"If Woakesy half executes the rest of the deliveries he faces in that over they could have gone for six as well."

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