Birmingham: Alastair Cook said England lost a great opportunity to do something special in the final of an ICC tournament. By losing Sunday's Champions Trophy final against India by just five runs, England's heartbreak of not winning a major 50-over tournament for four decades continued, leaving him devastated.
"As a captain I had high hopes of achieving something special. We had the opportunity but could not do it," Cook said in a post-match with reporters here on Sunday evening.
England collapsed chasing India's 129, losing four middle order wickets in a space of eight balls. With 20 to get off 16 balls and with six wickets standing, England simply choked in the home stretch. (Read: Match Report)