England one-day international skipper Eoin Morgan has suggested that his side were finally rewarded for their persistence as they ended a testing series with India on a high following a memorable five-run victory over Virat Kohli's men at Eden Gardens.
Having already lost the three-game series, England produced an enthralling victory thanks to some standout death bowling from Chris Woakes to ensure that they avoided a whitewash, leaving skipper Morgan to praise his side's commitment following a difficult winter in the subcontinent.
"It has been hard work. A competitive series. It was tough for the bowlers," said Morgan, according to BBC Sport. "We were rewarded for our persistence and drive to get a result. We fought hard against a really good side.
"The bowlers make the captain look good. They did a great job today. It was wicket that rewarded them for good discipline, line and length."
The two sides will now move on to play a three-game Twenty20 series, which starts in Kanpur on Thursday.