The England skipper added that he was happy halfway through his team’s performance as he expected the dew to make it difficult for the Indian bowlers to defend a total of 186. However, the men in blue are emerged victorious despite the unfavorable conditions for bowling.
England seemed to have the upper hand in the last four overs of the chase. But Shardul Thakur’s double strike in the 17th changed the complexion of the game as the seamstress was right to Ben stokes and Eoin Morgan in back-to-back deliveries.
Speaking after the match at the post-match presentation ceremony, Morgan congratulated India and agreed to his team being the second best team of the day.
“This is without a doubt the closest game to the series so far. India played a lot better than us tonight and really deserved to win. Much more dew throughout the game. Evolved a lot. I went from position in bowling. good to chase after the game and then well at bat and be in total control, then the momentum of the match returned in favor of India, and in the last one over , a few bullets made it interesting, ”Eoin Morgan said.
“On second thought, we were very happy halfway through, knowing that the deadline was close, the ball didn’t offer a lot of turn and we were in control of a good part of the game,” added the 34-year-old. .
Eoin Morgan also praised Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes for their partnership of 65 quick innings, which brought England back into the game. However, the skipper was frustrated that none of the mid-tier drummers managed to beat until the end.
“They (Bairstown and Stokes) did the basics really well and got on after losing a few wickets. Starting over is never easy in any format of the game, especially more difficult in T20 cricket when the rate is on. race is up to 10 and 11 but they managed to deny that. It was good for them to bring us back into the game but ultimately it was frustrating given the experience we have in this department of not being not have one or two guys at the end, ”Eoin Morgan said. .
“Try to learn as much as possible before the World Cup” – Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan clearly has an eye on the upcoming T20 World Cup and wasn’t worried that the series would be decided in the last game. The English skipper is eager to learn from this experience as he believes the next meeting will be the closest experience his team will get from a World Cup match.
“Our trip, trying to learn as much as possible before the World Cup, is important. We really want to play in must-see matches like this. They are the closest thing we have to playing in a World Cup or a Champions Trophy, and against a fantastic team like India it should be a great game, ”concluded the English skipper.
The series decider will be played on Saturday at the same venue in Ahmedabad.