Dharamsala: England captain Alastair Cook on Sunday, admitted that it was an "important toss to win" and they possibly couldn't have lost the match once his bowlers dismissed India's top four batsmen for only 49 runs during the fifth and final ODI here.
"It was an important toss to win. But you still have to execute your skills and I thought our opening bowlers did that very well. 49 for four gave us a great chance to win and we did that," a relieved Cook said at the post-match press conference today after his team comfortably defeated India by seven wickets.
The 28-year-old skipper was full of praise for centurion Ian Bell, who scored an unbeaten 113 to guide England to overhaul the target with 16 balls to spare.