Indian skipper Rohit Sharma used twice the phrase "We tried everything.." at the post-match presentation after his team lost the World Cup final to Australia by six wickets.
"We were not good enough today (Sunday)," Rohit said, reflecting on the game. "But again, I think I am really proud of the team, how we played from game one. It just was not our day."
"We tried everything we could from our side. But yeah, it wasn't supposed to be," he said.
India's winning juggernaut, which saw them win all their nine league games and then the semi-final in Mumbai, came to an abrupt halt at the final. Asked to bat first, the hosts struggled for momentum on a slow and dry surface in Ahmedabad and were bowled out for 240 off the last ball of the innings.
"When you have 240 on the board, you want to take wickets as early as possible and we did that but then again, credit to those two guys in the middle - Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, they stitched up a big partnership and put us completely out of the game," Rohit said.
"But again, we tried everything we could, you know, but I thought the wicket got slightly better to bat under the lights."