Daily Mail UK – Alastair Cook blew life into his England career and put pressure on Australia’s attack for the first time in this Ashes series as he as smashed his first century at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Summary

  • Alastair Cook blew life into his England career and put pressure on Australia’s attack for the first time in this Ashes series as he as smashed his first century at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • When England debutante Tom Curran stepped up to bowl against Australia’s Mitch Marsh in Austalia’s first innings, it would have been a huge moment for two families who have trod many of the same paths.
  • Loved and loathed by Australia and England fans in equal measure, the spin bowler picked up some brownie points with the MCG crowd by returning a beach ball that had made it onto the field.
  • The former England captain has been out of nick for quite a while, but his record of centuries in Australia remains up there with the best of them.
  • Cook’s 104 not out at the MCG is his best Test score in Australia since that famous 189 in Sydney during the 2010-11 series.


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