The Tribune – India – SportPosted at: Dec 28, 2017, 6:36 PM; last updated: Dec 28, 2017, 6:36 PM (IST)Cook says he deserved the axe before epic double tonEngland batsman Alastair Cook acknowledges the applause after scoring 244 not out against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne.

Summary

  • SportPosted at: Dec 28, 2017, 6:36 PM; last updated: Dec 28, 2017, 6:36 PM (IST)Cook says he deserved the axe before epic double tonEngland batsman Alastair Cook acknowledges the applause after scoring 244 not out against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne.
  • The Ashes are already gone after England lost the opening three Tests, with Cook contributing just 83 runs in six innings.
  • Cook, 33, said he would have understood being dropped, but he bounced back in the Boxing Day Test to present his team with a chance of victory.
  • Cook’s fifth double-century also catapulted him above West Indian Brian Lara to become the sixth highest run-getter in Test cricket with 11,956.
  • Cook said he had been given great support by the England team during his barren run before posting his 32nd Test century in his 151st Test match.


Read more…