The England captain Alastair Cook felt English One Day International that is ODI team lacked the killer instinct and that was the main reason why his team unsuccessful to win yet another match in One Day International that is ODI format. England lost their 1st One Day International that is ODI match of the seven match series against Sri Lanka by 25 runs. Thanks to Mooen Ali’s ton at the top and devastating 65 runs from Ravi Bopara at the final stages of the match, which brought England close to a win but at the end they did not get success to cross the victory margin.

The dejected captain told media that someone had to play the exceptional innings to do it that is chase down 317 and they got that special innings. That killed them from being 80 runs for the loss of one wicket to 120 runs for the loss of four wickets. They can put that down to rustiness he thought. The way they have gone about their work with the bat was positive. They took the best options on and played in a really charging way. The dressing room is pretty low when they lose a game. Mooen played marvelously well to reach his maiden ton and gave them a real shot of chasing down 320.

Cook also praised the Bopara’s innings, who was the last wicket to fall for the Englishmen. Cook said that Bopara just needed some other batsman to stay with him. If they could have taken it down to the last over they would have won that game, but they were always playing catch-up.

The England skipper conceded they should not have been chasing as many as they were, He added that they got 20 or 30 too many. They bowled 16 wide balls and he thought in the first 10 overs they did not bowl well enough at all and that really cost them because they got off to a good boost start. They dragged it back pretty well in the middle overs and towards the end in the powerplay section.

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