Champions Trophy: We lost an opportunity to do something special, says Alastair Cook

England captain said Ian Bell's dismissal was a poor decision and it affected the home team's run chase against India in the Champions Trophy final.

updated: June 24, 2013 03:26 IST
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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)

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