Birmingham: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the ongoing Test series in England was one of those series where nothing clicked for his team.
India suffered one of its worst defeats Saturday as they lost the third Test by an innings and 242-run loss with a day to spare.
The win gave England the No.1 Test crown and the unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match series. It was also the first series loss for India under Dhoni.
"Being No. 1 or not being No. 1 is not important, it's all about being consistent. I've been quite happy with the preparation but it's one of those series where nothing has really clicked for us," said Dhoni.
"We need to see what limitations we have. A few of our players are not great fielders and we're not the best looking fielding side in the world. What we're really proud of is our bowling and batting.
"We have not been able to keep good deliveries out, it's a major area of concern. We need to see out the good ones and make use of the loose deliveries. A couple of defeats doesn't change anything, I am still proud of my team. When you play for India there is a lot of expectation and people expect us to win everything but that's not possible," said Dhoni.
England captain Andrew Strauss lauded his boys for the win.
"Getting to No. 1 has been a goal for a long time and it fills me with a lot of pride to know we have completed something very special. We have had to work very had and the guys have put a lot of hard graft to get to No. 1," said Strauss.
Strauss said it wasn't a massive gamble to bowl first.
"There was probably less in the wicket than we thought there would be and by the time we batted the wicket had gone flat. The wickets have been shared around the bowlers and the pressure they have applied has been relentless, I don't think there are many better in the world right now," said Strauss.
The southpaw also praised Cook, who was adjudged as Man of the Match.
"It was fantastic to get runs myself and then sit on the sofa and watch Cookie bat for two days. He has amazing concentration and determination, he's in this patch at the moment where he's very clear what his game was and he's an example for us all," said Strauss.
Cook said: "The work put in over the week off has paid dividends for me. Over the last 12 months scoring big hundreds was what I needed to work at and I'm glad that's happened. You want the attacking middle order players to go at the tiring bowlers later in the day. I'm very pleased but it's a huge team effort to bowl a team like that out for less than 250 on a flat wicket in both innings."
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