Eoin Morgan encourage by England ahead of World Cup

Eoin Morgan believes England are building positively towards the Cricket World Cup after their victory over India.

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England captain Eoin Morgan is encouraged by England's form as they head towards the Cricket World Cup next month.

Morgan's side defeated India by three wickets in Perth on Friday, to book their place in the tri-series final with Australia at the same venue on Sunday.

Having bowled India out for 200, England looked in trouble at 66-5, before a stand of 125 between James Taylor (82) and Jos Buttler (67) moved them to the brink of victory, with Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad able to finish the job with 19 balls to spare.

"We made it difficult for ourselves and both sides battled with the conditions," Morgan said.

"If guys got themselves in then there was going to be an opportunity. The guys showed that they are ruthless once they set in, especially Buttler and Taylor.

"Buttler is excellent and there's more to come. We have gone from strength to strength and our bowling has done well, building blocks on our way to the World Cup."

Losing captain MS Dhoni, meanwhile, was left to rue a collapse from his team, who fell from 83-0 to 165-9 before a last-wicket stand between Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami added a degree of respectability.

"When we started batting I thought we did decent with the new ball and a bit more runs initially would have helped," he said.

"Good bowling and poor selection of shots led to the low score and 40-50 more runs would have helped. I don't think the wicket played a factor but the English bowlers extract more from these conditions.

"We will be ready for the Pakistan match [their first at the World Cup] and the next few days will be helpful to switch off for some time and freshen up.

"Test series drain you a lot and we need to get our confidence back in the ODIs."

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