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Beating India A Great Achievement - Morgan

England's stand-in Twenty20 International captain Eoin Morgan has paid tribute to his side after they beat India by three runs at Edgbaston, calling it a 'great achievement'.

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Morgan scored 71 runs in 31 balls as England posted 180 for seven, and India closed short on 177 for five in reply.

Given how well India have performed in recent ICC World Twenty20 competitions, Morgan says that beating them was a huge boost for England at the end of a tough summer.

"(There are) -smiles in the changing room after a very tough summer," he said.

"We have worked really hard to finish on such a high against such a very strong T20 team, given that they have competed at it very highly in the World Cup, is a great achievement."

"It is great top be a part of games like this and it is why you play the game and, again, for young guys coming through to experience this level is brilliant," he added.

"The guys at the end - 'Woaksy' (Chris Woakes), Harry Gurney and Steven Finn were outstanding.

"To hold their nerve...it was amazing to see how calm 'Woaksy' was at the end. It was great. We talked a lot of sense and kept things simple."

Morgan's own half-century came on the back of a run of poor form in the One-Day International series and he said he was pleased to have made a score.

"To get some sort of runs under my belt toward the end of the international summer and going into county cricket with three games left gives me a bit of a confidence."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London

India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London

England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff

India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham

India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds

England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham

England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs