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Eoin Morgan rescues England win with last-ball bludgeon for 6

The former Irish international cricketer was captaining the tourists in India.

Eoin Morgan saved the day for England.
Eoin Morgan saved the day for England.
Image: AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

ENGLAND’S EOIN MORGAN excelled once again for his adopted country as he delivered a last ball six to stun India.

The Dubliner, who switched allegiances to England in 2009, scored an unbeaten 49 off 26 balls to lead his side to a six-wicket win.

Englan seemed to be cruising in their chase of 177 runs but the loss of Alex Hales and Matthew Lumb put them on the back-foot.

Morgan, who was captaining the side, came to the crease and immediately began to accumulate runs.

Nine runs were still required in the final over, and two off the final ball, but Morgan stepped up.

Speaking after the contest, Morgan’s teammate Jos Buttler said, “We’re really pleased to get that victory. It was a world-class finish from a world-class finisher in Eoin Morgan.

“He was very confident and that rubbed off on me. It’s a great Christmas present.”

Here is how the final over unfolded:

YouTube credit: TheCricketRoom

“It was a hell of a game of cricket,” Morgan said.

“It was a great pitch to be prepared for a Twenty20 game and both sides were in the game throughout the whole 40 overs, which was great to see.”

The T20 Series is now level at one game apiece.

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