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Cook: We need to tackle spin

Alastair Cook wants England to get on top of their problems with spin after India took a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five one-day series.

England started well and got to 82-0, before crumbling to 227 all out - a total that was never going to give the tourists a stern test.

Spin accounted for six of their wickets, having done for seven of them in defeat in Cardiff earlier in the week.

India's batsmen made a mockery of their opposite numbers' struggles, knocking off an inadequate total with seven overs to spare.

"We got off to another good start, 80 for none, and we expected to make more," Cook told Sky Sports.

"(Spin) is something we need to keep trying to work on, we're not doing it right.

"I think the ball spinned off the pitch more in the morning than it did in the afternoon but I still don't think it was a 230 pitch.

"We need to keep working because if we don't we will keep not getting enough."

India knocked the runs off with six wickets to spare, with England not having the same weapons in their own spin department.

"We are trying to find the quality spinners," he added. "India are blessed with a lot of quality.

"I didn't think Trent Bridge would spin as much as it did but you have to adjust to that.

"The bottom line is we didn't play very well with the bat."