Sky Sports – Chris Woakes says England must show ‘pride’ ahead of Melbourne Test despite Ashes defeat

Last Updated: 24/12/17 11:05am

Chris Woakes admits England need to put in better performances as they prepare for the Boxing Day Ashes Test in Melbourne with the hosts holding an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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  • Chris Woakes says England must show ‘pride’ ahead of Melbourne Test despite Ashes defeat Last Updated: 24/12/17 11:05am Chris Woakes admits England need to put in better performances as they prepare for the Boxing Day Ashes Test in Melbourne with the hosts holding an unassailable 3-0 lead.
  • Chris Woakes admits England need to put in better performances as they prepare for the Boxing Day Ashes Test in Melbourne with the hosts holding an unassailable 3-0 lead.
  • England have already lost the five-match series after defeats in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and will need to avoid defeat at the MCG or in the fifth Test in Sydney to prevent a second successive series whitewash in Australia.
  • Chris Woakes has called on England to show pride in the remainder of the Ashes series “We can learn from Australia and how they have taken (the chance) and made sure they did not let their foot off the throat,” Woakes said.
  • “The all-rounder, who has taken seven wickets in the series, was the final wicket to fall in Perth as Australia regained the Ashes in convincing fashion and acknowledged England need to “put in better performances” with the Boxing Day Test match starting on Tuesday.


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