Alastair Cook: 'Champions Trophy final loss still hurts'

Cook: 'Champions Trophy loss still hurts'
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Alastair Cook sees the Champions Trophy final defeat as a mark on England's summer.

England captain Alastair Cook has revealed that despite winning the Ashes this summer, the loss in the Champions Trophy final still stands out.

His side appeared to be in a strong position with 20 runs to win off 16 balls and six wickets in hand but lost narrowly to India at Edgbaston.

Cook told Cricinfo: "As a team we are always going to be disappointed by the Champions Trophy final. It took quite a long time to get over it.

"The game was in our grasp. That was a tough day and I think it took us a long time to get over."

Cook's quest to retain The Ashes begins in Brisbane on November 21.

England captain Alastair Cook holds the urn after England win the Ashes on August 25, 2013
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