Eoin Morgan: England defeat is "devastating"

Eoin Morgan in action for England against Australia.
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England batsman Eoin Morgan describes the team's nine-run defeat to Sri Lanka in their Twenty20 international as "devastating".

Eoin Morgan has described England's nine-run defeat in their Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka as "devastating".

The home side were set 184 for victory at The Oval, but came up just short in their run chase, despite Alex Hales's 66-run innings.

Morgan, who made just five runs, told Sky Sports News: "Yeah, I think we were [outplayed in all departments]. It's devastating. In the first 15 overs we bowled really well and fielded okay and then we sort of fell away.

"No excuses here. Perfect fielding conditions and we dropped three. It's inexcusable."

The teams play again in the first one-day international on Saturday.

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