Monday, 24 September 2018

Tag Archives: Alastair Cook

Strauss lauds Cook as England’s ‘greatest player’

LONDON: Alastair Cook was lauded as England’s “greatest ever player” by former opening partner Andrew Strauss during his final Test before international retirement. Cook was thrust straight into the action in his farewell Test after England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat against India at the ...

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Alastair Cook’s All-Time Playing Eleven

LONDON: England batsman Alastair Cook recently called time on his Test career. Cook will play his last Test match against India at the Kennington Oval in London, starting on September 7. The 33-year-old Cook, in a video posted on Facebook page of the Lord’s Cricket Ground, revealed his all-time playing ...

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Pakistan bowl England out for 184 in Ist Test

LONDON: Pakistani bowlers dismissed England for 184 runs in the first innings of the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday. Opener Alastair Cook, appearing in a record-equalling 153rd consecutive Test appearance, was the only batsman to make a half-century, with a well-made innings of 70. Mohammad Abbas and ...

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I deserved criticism for Ashes performances, says Broad

LONDON: England’s Stuart Broad has admitted that much of the criticism he received ahead of the team’s fourth Ashes Test was valid. The bowler arrived in Melbourne with just five wickets in the series, but he and double-centurion Alastair Cook went on to belatedly kick-started their Ashes campaigns on day ...

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Cook says he deserved the axe – before epic double ton

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form — before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test. The unflappable opening batsman crushed Australia’s hopes of sweeping the five-Test series with an unbeaten 244 on Thursday to ...

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Cook double affirms England’s dominance

MELBOURNE: On the back of Alastair Cook’s record-breaking and still undefeated 244, England have put themselves in a position of strength to not only avoid a whitewash in the Magellan Ashes series but to actively contemplate victory come the final days of the fourth Test. With virtually no prior form ...

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Alastair Cook, Broad Defy Critics as England Hit Back in Ashes

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook hit a long-awaited century and Stuart Broad snapped up four wickets as England’s much-maligned old guard finally enjoyed a day to remember in the Ashes series on Wednesday. At 3-0 down after three Tests, the Ashes urn is already lost to Australia but Cook and Broad showed ...

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Cricket-Broad not up to it, Cook has scars, says Mitchell Johnson

PERTH: Nathan Lyon’s wish to see the end of some England careers after another Ashes whitewash could easily come true if the tourists’ struggling senior players fail to lift quickly, former Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson has said. Johnson captured 37 wickets in the 5-0 sweep of Alastair Cook’s England in ...

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Gooch backs Cook to rediscover England form

LONDON: Graham Gooch had been Alastair Cook’s mentor and was England’s batting coach during its India tour in 2012. Graham Gooch has backed Alastair Cook to come out of his Ashes slump and start scoring big runs for England once again. Cook’s highest score in five innings during the series ...

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England lose four wickets as fightback hopes begin to fade

ADELAIDE: England lost four wickets in the first session on day three as their hopes of salvaging a stalemate began to fade already at the Adelaide Oval. James Vince was caught-behind in the first full over of play, trying to force Josh Hazlewood off the back foot – and then ...

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