England Men's Physically Disabled team lost the fourth match of their series against India, meaning the series went the way of the hosts.
India batted first and made 150-5 from their 20 overs, with a wicket apiece for Jordan Williams, Liam O’Brien and Ben Sutton.
After their historic win in the third IT20, Callum Flynn’s team knew a successful chase would tie the series at 2-2 - setting up the fifth and final game at the Narenda Modi Stadium perfectly
Sadly Flynn’s team fell short by 19 runs despite a fine, battling half-century from Liam O’Brien.
O’Brien was the eighth wicket to fall in England’s chase and aside from a spirited unbeaten 25 from No.10 Anthony Clapham - featuring two sixes - it was something of a lone hand, with no other batter able to pass 20.
Victory leaves one game left to play, and gives India an unassailable 3-1 lead. England will be fighting to reduce arrears on Tuesday and head home at 3-2 after a memorable return to the international arena.
After the game, Flynn said: “I’m disappointed, but I’m really proud of the lads and how they went about it today.
“We’ve pushed the group really hard over the last year knowing that we’re coming to India, and I’m probably the proudest captain in the world today.
“I couldn’t have asked for any more from any of the lads.
“It was fine margins in the end today, probably the last four overs with the ball and the last four overs with the bat. When you come to a country like India you can’t afford to give them control for a period like that but we gave it everything.”
England Men's Physical Disability Team India Tour Fixtures
Saturday 3 February, India won by 19 runs.
Tuesday 6 February, India v England, Narendra Modi Stadium, 10am