England are "hurting" after their crushing third-Test defeat to India inside two days but the tourists will come back stronger in the final game, captain Joe Root said Thursday.
"We will try and make sure that we are better for it... A week like this doesn't define us as a team. We know what we are capable of doing," Root said after the defeat left them trailing 2-1 in the series.
"We will come back and we will use the hurt from this week as motivation going into that last game... We will come back stronger for it," he said in the post-match presentation in Ahmedabad.
England, level at 1-1 in the series before the third Test, won the toss and were 74 for 2 before collapsing to 112 all out in the first innings.
India suffered a similar collapse and were bundled out for 145 before knocking over England for 81 in the second innings and chasing down the 49 to win without losing any wicket.
"We got ourselves in a pretty good position (in the first innings) and we just didn't capitalise on it. To get into that sort of position you really want to make it count and had we got 250 on that wicket that could have been a really good score," Root said.
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Bairstow had scores of 0, 0, 0 and 28 in the four innings that he played in England's 1-3 Test series defeat against India, prompting Gavaskar to comment that he looked "uninterested".
In both ODIs, Prasidh got wickets in his second spell with semi-new ball (as two new balls are used) and got a bit of stick from England batsmen during his opening overs.
England won the match by 227 runs, giving little indication of the struggles that awaited them in the next three Tests.