Cook rues top-order failure for Mohali loss


ENGLAND skipper Alastair Cook today (29) blamed the team’s top-order failure in both innings for their crushing eight-wicket loss to India in the third Test in Mohali on Tuesday. The visitors let go of their advantage of batting first after winning the toss as they were soon reduced to 87 for four before posting 283 in the first innings. Apart from wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow (89) and Jos Buttler (43) none of the English batsmen got going against a disciplined Indian bowling. “400 was par and we were below it. It doesn’t just happen that you win the toss and get…

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