Not himself, a furious M S Dhoni blames batsmen, bowlers for humiliating loss to England

M S Dhoni

"It's a special day and a special tour for me. After Ahmedabad, the heavy defeat, it's been a fantastic response," Cook said.

"In my first series as a captain, I couldn't have asked for more, it's a very proud moment. Our bowlers have been brilliant and all the batsman contributed. It's always nice when it goes well, can't praise the team, the squad enough, the backroom staff but also the fans, the Barmy Army and the India supporters as well," he added.

The English skipper also paid tribute to the efforts of batsmen Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell who batted off the first session today to ensure the series triumph for the visitors.

"Today, it was a flat wicket to bat on but Trotty and Belly did it so calmly. We were quite surprised with the pitch at the start, how low and slow it was, but it got better.

We knew if we didn't give any soft dismissals it would be hard to bowl us out and I'm proud the lads fronted up," he said.

James Anderson was named man-of-the-match for his four-wicket haul in the first innings and the lanky pacer said all he wanted to show was that pacers can also excel in the sub-continent conditions.

"People come over here and think the spinners are going to get all the wickets but I wanted to show that seamers have a job to do as well.

Reverse swing played a key part and we executed our plans well.

The beauty of bowling short spells means you can give it your all and then get a rest," he said.

"It's been amazing, we've been impressed with the crowds and enjoyed embracing the culture.

It really gives you a lift to hear all the people cheering at the end of the day," Anderson added.

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