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Eoin Morgan pleased with England nerve in T20 win over India

England's Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan was pleased with the way his side held their nerve in Sunday's thrilling three-run win over India.

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Morgan was the star of England's first-innings total, bludgeoning 71 from 31 deliveries including seven sixes as the hosts posted 180-7 at Edgbaston.

With India needing 51 from the final six overs with eight wickets in hand and Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina well-set in the middle, the tourists looked on course for victory.

However, Steven Finn and Harry Gurney accounted for Kohli and Raina respectively, leaving Chris Woakes to bowl the final over with India needing 17 runs to win and expert finisher MS Dhoni on strike.

The skipper hit the first ball for six but, after turning down singles on two occasions in a bid to finish the game himself, Dhoni's unbeaten 27 was only good enough to see India to 177-5 at the end.

And Morgan, who had been out of form during the 3-1 one-day international series loss, was delighted with how his team dealt with the high-pressure situation.

"Throughout the whole game the guys held their nerve very well," he said upon receiving his man of the match award in the post-match presentation.

"We got to a good score and then the bowlers were exceptional. There's little margin for error when Dhoni's at the crease but they were great.

"The short ball suited conditions. We felt the full ball was easy hit. The wicket played pretty well, to get up to 180 was really good.

"I've gone through some tough times with the bat and come through them before but it was nice to get a get a few today."

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