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Alastair Cook aims to end ODI series 'unbeaten'

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Published: Friday, September 16, 2011, 13:41 [IST]
 
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Cook aims to end ODI series 'unbeaten'

Cardiff, Sept 16: England cricket captain Alastair Cook has said that his team would try to end the ongoing ODI series against India with a win in the last game on Friday, Sept 16.

England team, at the moment enjoying the resounding victory of 2-0 lead against India in ODI league, aiming for another victory, to seal the league as a oneside game. 'Mentally fatigued' team India which is going through it's hard time, in verge of ending the ODI England series in fiasco.

Fear of returning home in an empty hand indeed a nightmare for team India, now. Furthermore, 'the wall' of Indian cricket team Rahul Dravid is just a leg away from his ODI retirement. On Friday, Sept 16 he will end is ODI series saga, but with a victory against Engalnd shall be a fitting farewell for a star player who have played 334 (including today's) matches for India.

But the victorious England team captain showing a heavy competitiveness to seize yet another win.
"Yeah, no change really, it's another game to try and win for England and, the way we've practiced over the last two days, we've been very proud of that. We're a very young side trying to make progress and this is another game on that step," he said.

"Yeah, it's been a good start. I'm very happy at the way the lads are taking to me as captain. They all pour into the ideas and as I said, it's going to take a while for these things we want to work on, to get to the standard we want," he added.

As a cricketer Cook was all praise for Rahul Dravid, who will retire from the ODI format after Friday's game.

"Yeah, he's scored 10,000 runs in both forms of the game and is a stalwart of Indian cricket. He's a fantastic player who's managed to adapt his game to every surface. He is an all-time great and a fantastic player," Cook said.

OneIndia Cricket

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