England had a memorable ICC World T20 2016, but their batting definitely lets them down in the all-important final. On a reasonably flat Eden Gardens wicket, the English were put into bat but their top order faltered against the accuracy of Samuel Badree. Joe Root gave his absolute best, but all England could manage was 155-9 in the 20 overs.
In the post-match presentation, skipper Eoin Morgan admitted that his team didn’t have enough runs on the board. “I would like to congratulate Darren Sammy and his team,” Morgan said. They played better than us. But certainly today, it was huge highs and huge lows. You are never sure in this format. We felt we were in the game at the halfway stage. We didn’t have enough runs on the board if were to be brutally honest. It was a really good batting surface and we should have had 180-190 on the board,” Morgan said.
Morgan, though, stated that he was extremely proud of his side’s performance in the tournament. “But the rebuilding after that was good. I am so proud of everybody in the squad. They showed an immense amount of character to get to this stage. We truly believe that this is only the start of something special. We have a huge amount of talent to work with. It is not Stokes’ fault. We are all in this together. We have been since the start. We enjoy our wins and we suffer from our losses. The pain will be shared tonight,” he said.