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Tie was a fair result: Cook

England captain Alastair Cook said that the tie was a fair result in the rain-affected fourth one-day international against India at Lord's here on Sunday.


Alastair Cook

The match was evenly poised when rain interrupted for the third time with England needing 11 runs to win off seven balls with two wickets in hand. But with the rain falling the Duckworth/Lewis method came into play and India were unlucky. England clinched the series with still a match left.

"It was touch and go towards the end, we ended up batting for D/L, being more defensive knocking off the singles, not sure when the rain was coming. Tie was a fair result," said Cook.

Super Bopara
The England captain was all praise for Ravi Bopara, who hit a career best 96 and took his team to the threshold of a win. Bopara was jointly adjudged as Man of the Match with Suresh Raina.
 
"Great to see Bopara delivering on the big stage to get us a tie. We tried everything earlier but that partnership (between Dhoni and Raina) was fantastic.
 
If we had kept them to 250, we could have got there comfortably. "Possibly we missed (Jade) Dernbach. We will know on Stuart Broad in 48 hours,"  he said.

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