England hopeful happy memories can inspire Twenty20 victory over India

Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium - where England famously levelled the Test series last month - will host the second and final T20 match

England will tomorrow conclude their tour of India, and 2012 schedule, with a return to the scene of one of their most treasured triumphs.

The second and final Twenty20 International, following last night's five-wicket defeat in Pune, will take place at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium - where England famously levelled the Test series last month on their way to an historic 2-1 victory.

When the Twenty20 specialists run out there for the last stop of the two-month tour, however, there will be just one survivor from the team which beat India by 10 wickets in the second Test.

A clutch of Test regulars were rested for these Twenty20s; then captain Stuart Broad also had to go home early because of injury - and after Jonny Bairstow flew to England ahead of schedule today for family reasons, all-rounder Samit Patel is the last man standing.

Of the Test squad, only Tim Bresnan also remains but he was not part of a two-man pace attack in Mumbai.

A significant first-choice contingent from England's failed defence of their ICC World Twenty20 squad is absent.

But opener Alex Hales was involved in that Sri Lanka campaign, and was back to form here yesterday with a 26-ball half-century at the top of the order in Pune.

England's joint record-holder for their highest Twenty20 score - he and Luke Wright have both made 99 in the past year - could not press on to anything quite so substantial at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium.

Eoin Morgan's team then fell short on a good batting surface, and India coasted to victory.

"Obviously it was disappointing not to get off to a winning start," said Hales.

"But there were a lot of positives to take from the game, and I think we're going to bounce back well tomorrow."

He cited the performances of Jos Buttler - with a career-best 33 not out - and then skiddy fast bowler Stuart Meaker on debut as reasons to believe England can still level this short series.

"We got off to a good start, and Jos came in at the end and showed what he can do and how destructive he can be towards the end of the innings.

"I thought Stuart bowled excellently on his debut as well."

PA

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Daily Quiz
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
Lady Chatterley's Lover: Racy underwear for fans of DH Lawrence's equally racy tome

Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
8 best children's clocks

Tick-tock: 8 best children's clocks

Whether you’re teaching them to tell the time or putting the finishing touches to a nursery, there’s a ticker for that
Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

It's the first high-street store to pay its staff the living wage, and it saw out the recession in style
Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

However, the number of trees may be eight times higher than previously thought
60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones