England captain Alastair Cook on Wednesday gave credit to Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina for the five-wicket win of the home side in the fourth one-dayer here, saying the 68-run fourth wicket partnership between the two took the game away from his team.
Cook said with 257 runs on the board he felt his team was in with a decent chance and praised opener Rohit (83) and Raina (not out 89) for the way they batted that enabled the hosts to clinch the five-match series 3-1, with the last game at Dharamsala being rendered inconsequential.
“With 260, we thought we were in the game. We needed couple of early wickets. But I thought the partnership between Raina and Sharma was important, they got the runs quickly,” Cook told reporters after the match. Read more