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Batting collapse leaves Morgan struggling for answers

By Rory Dollard

England captain Eoin Morgan condemned but could not explain his side's batting collapse in Bangalore after India won the Twenty20 series with a 75-run rout.

The rivals have traded blows in the two limited-overs series but England faltered woefully at the last, losing eight wickets for eight runs in one of T20 cricket's most comprehensive capitulations.

At 119 for two chasing 203 England were marginal underdogs, relying on Morgan (40) and Joe Root (42) to produce something special and seal a 2-1 series win.

But just 19 deliveries later they were shaking hands in a daze, having been routed for 127 by Yuzvendra Chalal, who took six for 25,

Morgan said: "It hurts, it does. We weren't good enough.

"I can't put my finger on it...we haven't produced a batting performance as bad as that in two, two-and-a-half years."

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