England will play for win in Nagpur: Cook

Kolkata : They might have won two back-to-back Tests to take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series, but England skipper Alastair Cook insisted that his team would settle for nothing less than a victory in the fourth and final game at Nagpur, commencing on Thursday.

England will play for win in Nagpur: Cook

“Definitely (a win would be on our mind). You can’t go into that game with that (draw) mentality. We have to do same as we have done in these last two games (at Mumbai and Kolkata). And again, produce the goods,” said Cook.

“We know we can do something special, but it will need a lot of hard work to do that,” he added in the post-match media interaction. “What we have done really is take what we did in the nets out in the middle. We have started to perform close to our potential. That’s what really happened in this game.

“Our bowlers have been outstanding in that first innings to restrict them (Indians) to 300 on that wicket, and that was a great effort.

“Yesterday, when they were 80 for nought, to put in a session like we did yesterday afternoon when we took six wickets was high-skill bowling,” Cook said.

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