England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40) beat
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs
Twenty20 International, Edgbaston
Eoin Morgan hit 71 in 31 balls before England held on to beat India by three runs in the one-off Twenty20 International at Edgbaston.
England posted 180 for seven and despite a half-century from Virat Kohli and an unbeaten 28 in 17 balls from captain MS Dhoni, India closed just short on 177 for five.
And Roy quickly showed he was not overawed by the situation by reverse sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin for four early on, making eight in 10 balls before driving Mohammad Shami to Ajinkya Rahane in the covers.
Moeen Ali (0) fell to the same combination soon after before England's first substantial partnership between Alex Hales and Joe Root got the innings back on track.
Hales cracked 40 in 25 balls with three fours and three sixes as he and Root took the score to 75 when Hales perished, brilliantly caught by Rahane in the deep off Ravindra Jadeja.
Listen: Crowd reacts as Alex Hales is dismissed
Root was dropped by Ashwin, although India's catching and fielding was otherwise outstanding, when on nine and went on to hit 26 in 29 balls before Morgan raced to a 26-ball half-century that underpinned England's eventual score.
Well done England! Great win! Strange finish...— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) September 7, 2014
Our bowlers were outstanding today. Fantastic finish to the international summer. Thank you all for your support.— Eoin Morgan (@Eoin16) September 7, 2014
Although Jos Buttler (10) before getting into his stride and Root became Karn Sharma's first international wicket, Morgan belied modest returns in the One-Day International series by freeing his arms to strike three fours and seven sixes as he struck a magnificent and powerful 71 in 31 deliveries.
His sixth Twenty20 International half-century was supported by a late cameo of 21 not out in nine balls from Ravi Bopara while Chris Woakes was run out from the final ball for a duck.
By then Morgan had fallen, caught by Rahane - equalling the record of four catches in an T20 International - off the bowling of Shami but he had helped England add 81 runs in the final five overs to set India a challenging target on a worn, tired pitch.
Shami returned three for 38, Karn Sharma one for 28, Jadeja one for 35 and Mohit Sharma one for 39.
India did not make the same quick start as England had and they were hampered when Ali, who was booed throughout the match by several of the thousands of Indian spectators at the ground, bowled Rahane for four.
Shikhar Dhawan (33 in 28 balls) and Kohli (66 in 41 balls) took India to 40 after five overs; the boos turned to cheers as the pair began to punish England with a smattering of boundaries, ending the Power Play on 53 for one, setting up an excellent platform for the run chase.
At the halfway stage they were 89 for one but England responded when Woakes clean bowled Dhawan although the runs kept flowing, Suresh Raina bringing up India's century by hammering James Tredwell for six.
Kohli then reached his half-century - his first of the summer - off 31 balls, was then dropped by Harry Gurney off Ali and finally dismissed when Hales did hold on off the bowling of Steven Finn, leaving India requiring 50 to win in 34 balls.
Dhoni joined Raina at the crease and the pair seemed to be easing India home until Gurney bowled Raina for 25 in 20 balls - India still needing 36 to win with 19 balls remaining and following a mix-up, Jadeja was run out for seven in four balls as England kept the pressure on in the field.
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