Didn’t have enough runs on board: Eoin Morgan on World T20 final loss

  • IANS, Kolkata
  • Updated: Apr 04, 2016 00:43 IST
England's Ben Stokes (L) is consoled by captain Eoin Morgan after losing the World T20 final to West Indies. (AFP)

England skipper Eoin Morgan said his team didn’t get enough runs on the board on a batting-friendly wicket that ultimately resulted in their four-wicket loss to the West Indies in the World T20 final.

“Congratulations to the West Indies, they were better... Huge highs and lows for us. Never sure going into the final over. We were certainly in the game, put ourselves in a position to win the game. We didn’t have enough runs on the board, it was a really good batting surface, maybe 180-90 was part,” Morgan said at the post-match presentation ceremony in Kolkata.

A late blitz from Carlos Brathwaite, with 34 off 10 balls, and a stupendous 85 not out from Marlon Samuels ensured West Indies grabbed a thrilling four-wicket victory at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

West Indies needed 19 runs off the last over and Brathwaite hit Ben Stokes for four massive sixes which took them home. For England, left-arm pacer David Willey picked up figures of three wickets for 20 runs.

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“He’s a fantastic bowler, he got two early wickets, the rebuilding allowed us to put something on the board and the bowlers got us close. We showed an immense amount of character in the tournament, not quite done enough to win it. I truly believe this is only the start of something special. It’s not his fault, we’re all in this together, we enjoy our wins - and the pain will be shared tonight,” the skipper said.

This is the second World T20 title for West Indies, who had previously won it in 2012.

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