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Eoin Morgan hits winning knock in India for England with a final ball six

Updated: Saturday, 22 Dec 2012 18:56 | Comments

Eoin Morgan helped England tie the series
Eoin Morgan helped England tie the series

Eoin Morgan was lauded as a "world-class finisher" after hitting the last ball for a six as England posted an enthralling six-wicket victory over India in today's Twenty20 international against India in Mumbai.

It seemed stand-in captain Morgan (49 not out) had left it too late, with three still needed to win off the final ball from Ashok Dinda.

But man-of-the-match Morgan kept his cool, striking a perfect blow back over the seamer's head to snatch the win and ensure England draw the two-match series.

"We're really pleased to get that victory. It was a world-class finish from a world-class finisher in Eoin Morgan," Buttler told Sky Sports 1.

Jos Buttler shared in Morgan's celebrations at the end of the match as he finished unbeaten on 15 as he heaped praised on his team-mate.

"He was very confident and that rubbed off on me," Buttler added.

"It's a great Christmas present. It was a world-class performance from everyone and everyone's delighted to get a win."

Michael Lumb hit an important 50 as England successfully chased down India's 177 for eight.

Fellow opener Alex Hales added 42 as the tourists made a bright reply, and Lumb admitted it was a special way to end England's 2012 programme.

"It was nice to get a few runs, but more importantly to win the game," said Lumb.

"Morgs at the end there and Jos, to get over the line. It was very special to go home with the win. Well done to the boys to get a win at the end there. Very special.

"Morgs has done it before, got us over the line. Well done to him."

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