Eoin Morgan was left frustrated despite his century
India flayed the England bowlers to set a mammoth score of 382 to win, and they predictably fell short despite a century from Morgan.
“There’s an incredible amount of belief in the group and we weren’t far off, but I didn’t even think we batted that well,” said One-Day catain Morgan.
India were reduced to 25-3 before Yuvraj Singh, with 150, and MS Dhoni, with 134, shared a stand of 256.
Morgan said: “When you don’t execute your bowling plans you’re back-tracking a bit and chasing your tail, just trying to try different things.
Eoin Morgan saw his side lose the series inside two one-dayers
Eoin Morgan hit a century from 80 balls but it still wasn't enough for England
“When a bowler doesn’t get it right on the day, which can happen, you try different things. When you’re trying different things to two guys who are really in they can really hurt you, and they did.”
Morgan blasted an 80-ball hundred, while Jason Roy, Joe Root and Moeen Ali all made half-centuries, but England ended on 366-8 to fall 2-0 behind in the series.
“There’s no satisfaction in scoring a hundred when you lose – if anything it’s the opposite feeling,” added Morgan.
Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin celebrate the dismissal of England's Ben Stokes
“But we’re learning all the time and it’s a real challenge to come up against a side like India with World Cup winners in their team.”
It was a big moment for man of the match Yuvraj, who was treated for cancer in 2012.
He said: “I wanted to prove a point to myself. The first two or three years after I had come back from cancer were hard but my theory is never to give up.”