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Alastair Cook is unhappy with England’s batting performance

In this video, Alastair Cook talks to the media after India comprehensively beat England by 6 wickets with seven overs to spare in the third One Day International (ODI) on Saturday , to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

Cook, who top-scored for England with 44, said that one builds boundaries by building a partnership. He added that when they keep losing wickets, its keeps knocking one back. Cook said that they have got to consolidate; one has to allow himself to get in and then they can accelerate a little bit, adding that that is the way one has to play. Cook and Alex Hales shared a second successive half-century opening stand before the introduction of spin sparked a collapse of 6-57.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin delivered match figures of three for 39, while slow left-armer Ravindra Jadeja and part-timers Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu claimed a wicket apiece for India. Defeat came four days after England were bowled out for 166 in losing the second ODI in Cardiff by 133 runs.

Cook said that a lot of wickets have fallen to spin in this series for England, and added that they need to improve on that. He also said that they got off to another good start and to be bowled out for 220 is incredibly frustrating.

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