Result: England beat India by three runs

England batsman Alex Hales leaves the field after his 94 during the 2nd NatWest series T20 match between England and Australia at Emirates Durham on August 31, 2013
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Eoin Morgan hits 71 from 31 balls as England hold their nerve to beat India by three runs in a one-off Twenty20 international.

England held their nerve to beat India by three runs this evening as their one-off Twenty20 international went to the last ball.

Alex Hales hit 40 before Eoin Morgan made a timely return to form by smacking seven sixes and three boundaries in his 31-ball 71.

Ravi Bopara then hammered two boundaries and a six off consecutive balls as England finished on 180-7.

India needed five from two balls after MS Dhoni smashed Chris Woakes for a boundary over mid-off, but he bizarrely turned down another single.

Looking for a boundary off the last ball to tie the scores or a six to win, Dhoni could only manage a single as England won by three runs.

England's Joe Root gestures to the crowd as he walks off having lost his wicket for 113 during the fifth one-day international (ODI) cricket match between England and India at Headingley in Leeds, northern England, on September 5, 2014
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