We fell 10-15 runs short, concedes England skipper Eoin Morgan

England's T20 skipper, in absence of Stuart Broad, says his team couldn't capitalise on the good start.

updated: December 21, 2012 11:48 IST
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Mumbai: England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan conceded that his side fell short by 10-15 runs after getting off to a blistering start in the lost opening Twenty20 International against India in Pune.

"We got off to a fantastic start -- Alex (Hales) and Luke (Wright) really came together as a pair -- but from there we didn't really kick on," said Morgan. "We lost wickets continuously which halted our momentum and didn't do us any favours. The total we did creep up to was probably about 10 or 15 short of par," said Morgan who is standing in for the injured regular skipper Stuart Broad who has returned home.

Morgan praised the whirlwind 56 scored by Hales, off just 30 balls with seven fours and two sixes and his stand of 68 runs in quick time with Wright (34) before India's Yuvraj Singh, later named the man of the match, halted his side's progress with a three-wicket haul in 10 balls.

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