Cook - We didn't turn up
Alastair Cook admitted England had been outplayed after losing the second match of the one-day series against India by 133 runs.
The tourists recovered from losing two early wickets to post 304-6 in Cardiff after being put into bat by Cook, Suresh Raina leading the way with a superb century.
After a short break for rain meant a revised target of 295 off 47 overs, England made a solid enough start thanks to an opening stand of 54.
However, the innings fell away rapidly after Cook himself departed for 19, Ravindra Jaedja claiming four wickets as England were bowled out for just 161.
"We didn't play very well at all today," Cook told Sky Sports. "Credit to that partnership from MS (Dhoni) and Suresh Raina, they took the game away from us and we are quite slow to react to that.
"But even when we batted it wasn't a 160 wicket. You've still got to turn up and play and to be brutally honest we didn't do that in any of our departments."
There were at least some positives for Cook to reflect on, not least opener Hales top scoring with 40 from 63 balls on his first appearance for his country in 50-over cricket.
Chris Woakes also did well with the ball, picking up 4-52, though fellow seamer Chris Jordan endured a day to forget.
"I thought Chris Woakes bowled pretty well and obviously it's nice top see Alex Hales get up and running," added Cook.
"What we have to do is dust ourselves down, come back in the next game and play better. There's a lot of talent in that dressing room to play better so it's not all doom and gloom.
"But if you play like that you don't win many games."
On Jordan, who conceded 12 wides in returning figures of 0-73 before then getting a second-ball duck, England's skipper believes the "fantastic bowler" will bounce back quickly.
"CJ has had a really good start to his international career, unfortunately it's not always going to be a smooth ride for any of these young players and he'll learn from it," he said.
"But he's got a great attitude to improving and he'll know that you can't keep bowling wides because it hurts the side.
"He'll know that more than anyone, he's an honest lad and when he gets it right he's a fantastic bowler."
With the opening match of the series washed out on Monday in Bristol, India are now 1-0 ahead with three still to play. The next fixture takes place on Saturday at Trent Bridge, live on Sky Sports from 10am.