Cook Happy With England Win
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Cook led England's early charge with 46 before Root's 113 and further runs from Jos Buttler (49) and Ben Stokes (33 not out) saw them reach a score of 294 for seven.
That proved beyond India, who were then bowled out for 253, and Cook said he was pleased that at the fourth time of asking (the opening game was washed out), England had put together a complete performance.
"As I say, it becomes slightly frustrating, because if you play like that, you'll win a lot more games and a lot of things we did really well," Cook said following the match.
"A lot of things we knew we had to do and we haven't been doing it in previous games, like one of the guys - top four or five - going on, getting a big score, other guys can support him...and I thought we played nicely with the bat and 300 was always a good score on that wicket."
Root faced 108 balls, hit 10 fours and three sixes and Cook paid tribute to a vital innings for England.
"Well, that was a fantastic hundred," he said.
"I think that was... to score at a run a ball on that wicket - you saw a lot of the other guys struggle to do that - so he played beautifully and as I say, if we do that, we are a tough side to beat."
Video courtesy of SNTV.
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9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, NottinghamIndia 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, LondonIndia 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, SouthamptonEngland 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, ManchesterEngland 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, LondonEngland 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, BristolMatch abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, CardiffIndia 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, NottinghamIndia 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
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England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, LeedsEngland 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, BirminghamEngland 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs