Cometh the hour, cometh the man and England's captain Eoin Morgan helped his side beat India, by six wickets, with a six off the last ball, in the second T20 at Wankade Stadium in Mumbai, on December 22.
Morgan, under pressure after England lost the first T20, stepped into the fray with a superlative 49 from 26 balls, which included seven boundaries.
England's openers Michael Lumb and Alex Hales gave their side a solid platform to scale India's total of 177. After Lumb and Luke Wright were dismissed in a span of two overs, Morgan came to the crease and scored a run-a-ball.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler's contribution was significant as well, as he joined his captain with the side needing 29 off 13. Morgan looked in control through his innings, and in the last over, with his side still needing nine to win, he backed himself to get the total.
Ashok Dinda, who took the 20th over, tried hard to get his yorkers on target and he conceded just six runs from his first five deliveries. But Dinda overpitched the last ball and Morgan struck him straight, over his head, to win the match and tie the T20 series 1-1.
Morgan said that England always backed themselves to win after India posted 177.
"It was a hell of a game of cricket," Morgan said. "It was a great pitch to be prepared for a Twenty20 game and both sides were in the game throughout the whole 40 overs, which was great to see."\
"The stats suggest, particularly at this stadium, that chasing predominantly wins, so it was part and parcel of what we looked at and we backed ourselves to chase down or even set a good score."
"What was vital was the start. I don't think we started really well, we were a fraction short," Dhoni said. "As in the last game, we came back nicely, the bowlers started doing well again, but it was difficult. We gave up too many runs in the first six overs."