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Alastair Cook admits "tough" defeat to India

Cook urges England improvement
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England captain Alastair Cook admits that it was "tough" to lose to India in the first ODI of the series.

Alastair Cook has said that England need to "learn" from their crushing loss to India in the first one-day international of the series in Hyderabad.

England slumped to defeat after the India side bowled out the visitors on 174 runs.

"Fair play to India, they outskilled us today in all three departments," Cook said.

"It was a tough time for us and we're going to have to learn from this. That's the beauty of a five-match series, you have four other chances.

"We're going to have to analyse where we went wrong and hopefully put in a better performance in a few days' time."

The visitors will try to draw level with India in the second one-day international on Monday.

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