Cook admits England must regroup
England captain Alastair Cook admitted the total his team set in Saturday's one-day international defeat to India was "nowhere near enough".
The tourists slipped 2-1 down in the five-match series as their score of 155 was surpassed by India in just 28.1 overs in Ranchi.
After the seven-wicket defeat, Cook said: "150 was nowhere near enough on that wicket. We were not going to defend that unless it was a freak day.
"We tried our hardest in the field but the damage had been done.
"What's a concern and frustrating is that we didn't get out to many attacking shots, they were defensive shots.
"We've got the potential to do well out here but we are not doing it out in the middle at the moment.
"The ball probably skidded on nicer in the second innings and we knew that would happen."
England need to win Wednesday's match in Mohali to keep the series alive and Cook added on Sky Sports 1: "At the beginning of the series we knew we needed to win three games.
"We are still in it but we have to regroup and look deep in the dressing room and produce a better performance in Mohali."
Virat Kohli led the way for the hosts with an unbeaten 77, from 79 balls. The man of the match said afterwards: "I was getting a bit frustrated, preparing well but executing in the game - but I kept positive and today reacted.
"I wasn't pre-planning anything, like I was doing in the previous games, I just followed my instinct.
"It was a hard wicket - the ball was doing a bit because the bowlers were getting some bounce and Steven Finn was getting a bit of seam. There was a bit for the bowlers but it was good for the batsmen and you just had to apply yourself."
The unfashionable cricketing outpost was hosting its first ever international fixture and the vast majority of the 39,000 fans got the India win they wanted.
Kohli, speaking at the post-match presentations televised on Sky Sports 1, added: "The crowd support was brilliant, the stadium was beautiful and great to play in."
Hometown hero Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning runs and said: "I think the bowlers did the job for us.
"It looked a good wicket so it was important to take wickets with the new ball. All of them bowled well and once the seamers went off the spinners were really good.
"We batted well - it was a really good performance by the whole team.
"We are gelling well as a unit. I think we'll take a lot of confidence from this game and we're looking forward to the next one."
On the venue he added: "I've played a lot of cricket here. It's one of the best facilities... a fabulous stadium and fans who were excited about this game. Everything went well. It was a perfect script.
"It's important to take the positives out of each and every game and areas we needed to work on after the first game we made sure we worked on. Now it's important to win the fourth game - it will be crucial for us."
Opener Gautam Gambhir, asked if India now had the momentum after taking the lead in the series, replied: "I'm not a strong believer in momentum. It's what you do on the day that matters.
"A lot of people were saying after England won the first match that they had a good chance in the series and now we are 2-1 up."
Gambhir, who made 33 in a second-wicket partnership of 67 with Kohli, added: "We knew England were going to come hard at us with the ball.
"If you're only defending around 150 you need early wickets. It was all about the batsmen doing the job for the team and we did. We set the platform."
Former England captain Nasser Hussain was critical of England's batting, telling Sky Sports 1: "India were excellent and Kohli was at his best but it was a really bad day for England from start to finish.
"The batting was really poor. England just didn't turn up today with the bat. They didn't leave the bowlers enough to play with."
"England were pathetic with the bat today. As bad as I can remember."