England skipper Eoin Morgan accepted that his team’s batting was extremely bad during the India vs England Bangalore T20 on Wednesday, where the visitors lost by a huge margin of 75 runs.
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The tourists’ ship sank rather quickly, as eight wickets went down for the addition of only eight runs. Wiry leggie Yuzvendra Chahal finished with dream figures of 6 for 25, and Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed three wickets ran through their batting. The latest defeat for the visitors means that England Tour of India 2016/17 ended up with them losing the T20 series having earlier losing the ODI and Test match series 1-2 and 0-4 respectively.
Talking about the crashing defeat, Eoin Morgan told journalists: “I can’t put my finger on it. We haven’t produced a batting performance as bad as that in two and a half years. We pride ourselves on our batting and it’s been our strong suit for a long time but our bowlers have outperformed our batters.”
India were helped by fifties from Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, and also a quick cameo from Yuvraj Singh, which powered them to a total in excess of 200.
England, in reply, were decently placed at 119-2 from which they could have gone for a victory, but Yuzvendra Chahal got rid of Eoin Morgan (40) and Joe Root (42) in consecutive balls to change the equation. Following that, the English collapse that came about was rather amusing in the history of the T20 format.
Eoin Morgan further said: “We committed the cardinal sin of losing two in players in one over and the allowed India to build pressure. We weren’t up to it at all. It’s really disappointing.”
The English T20 captain was rich in his praise of the hosts though, saying: “Take your hat off to India. They played well and put in a performance worthy of winning the series. We weren’t good enough to win this series.”