Eoin Morgan says the England batsmen paid the price for failing to execute their shots properly during the defeat against Australia.

England lost their opening Twenty20 tri-series clash against the Aussies, despite looking to be in a very strong position at 94-2 in the 10th over.

Morgan's men then lost six wickets for 33 runs, and although they rallied and made 155-9 off their allotted overs, it was still short of where they should have been.

Glenn Maxwell then smashed 103 to inspire Australian to a five-wicket victory, to leave Morgan pondering what might have been.

'The risks we took were the right ones but the execution wasn't good enough,' Morgan revealed.

'We've seen in the past when we've scored upwards of 170, 180, we play all these beautiful and carefree shots, but here the execution was not up to scratch.

'It is a game of risk so you do have to gamble at certain stages. We always maintain that if you take the gamble in your favour, you have the full backing of the changing room to do it - we just didn't hit the nail on the head and ended up being 20 to 25 runs short.'

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