Cook reveals England 'emotion' at Maynard's death

 England one-day captain Alastair Cook said the team had been hit hard by the death of rising star Tom Maynard.

The son of former Glamorgan and England batsman Matthew Maynard, Tom was killed after being hit by a London Underground train early on Monday morning.

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard had played for the second string England Lions and had been widely tipped for full international honours.

A minute's silence in memory of Maynard was held before the start of the second one-day international between England and the West Indies at The Oval, Surrey's headquarters ground in south London, with the England players wearing black armbands as a mark of respect.

England went on to win by eight wickets, and so take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, with man-of-the-match Cook scoring 112.

"It's been a tough 36 hours for us as a team," Cook said. "It was incredibly sad news and I think quite a few boys were very emotional especially during the minute's silence this morning.

"It has been difficult. Something like this hits you hard. A lot of us have played with Tom and pretty much all of us have played against him.

"He's a great lad and he will be missed. When something like this happens it puts cricket into perspective. Graham Gooch (the England batting coach) spoke very well at the beginning of the day and all the lads responded extremely well.

"I don't think it's right to repeat what he said," added Cook of the former England captain's comments. "We responded in the right way. We played some really good cricket again today."

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