Alastair Cook: 'India crumbled under relentless pressure'

Alastair Cook in action for England on day two of the fifth Test with India on August 16, 2014
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Alastair Cook says that India 'crumbled under relentless pressure' against England following his side's emphatic victory at The Oval.

England captain Alastair Cook has hailed his side's "amazing turnaround" following their emphatic fifth Test victory over India.

The triumph at The Oval earlier today secured a 3-1 series win for England, following on from success in Southampton, Manchester and London to overcome an early 1-0 deficit.

"[It was] an amazing turnaround," Cook told Sky Sports News. "After Lord's to have won like we've won the last three games, the guys can take a huge amount of credit.

"All summer before we won at Southampton we played cricket in patches. We played good cricket and then let it go in an hour or so.

"To maintain the pressure on India like we did in these three games, that last hour here showed that – [India] crumbled at the end but that was down to relentless pressure."

The 244-run result is England's second-biggest win ever against India.

Englands Joe Root acknowledges the crowd after he finished the innings 149 not out on the third day of the fifth cricket Test match between England and India at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 17, 2014
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