England captain Alastair Cook has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee because of the team’s slow over-rate in the loss to Australia in the fifth Ashes test.
“Credit to Australia and the character they showed to bounce back here”.
The pair were given another honour guard by the Australian team as they walked off the pitch for the final time. It helps that we can both bat.
“I’ve been carrying a few drinks which has been disappointing, I would have liked my chance, but I didn’t bowl as well as I could in the tour matches”, Siddle told Sky Sports.
“In my time I can’t remember the captain not getting the side he wants”. I think that’s the way the game should be played, and, most importantly, I want to see a victor and a loser.
Moeen Ali was 17 not out and Stuart Broad 10 not out, with England still 74 runs behind Australia’s first innings 481, which featured captain-elect Steven Smith’s 143. I’ve been really lucky to play with fantastic players.
One of the charms of Test cricket is that a match scheduled to last five days allows for the possibility of a fightback, even if a team falls behind early on. It has to rank right up there. “The high of Trent Bridge, and that emotion of winning the series, for a lot of young guys in the side was such an awesome feeling”. The selection policy is going to have to change accordingly, with Moeen needing some support. “That’s why we’ve won the Ashes“.
He averaged 26.87 with a top score of 65no, but Strauss was eager to point to his contribution in the third Test where he hit twin fifties in a bowler’s match having been promoted to number three in the order.
“We are disappointed with the way we played in two”. We put in a lot of hard work throughout this series.
“The boys are very happy and we’ll enjoy tonight”. However, England will still be delighted to win a series it was widely expected to lose, and claimed its fourth successive home series victory over Australia. We take it on the chin but now we celebrate. It’s been a great series to be part of.
“Regret isn’t the right word as we have done our best”.
“I’d love cricket to be played in every country around the world…”
Strauss will announce the list of centrally contracted players next month and Bell has around two weeks to make up his mind.
And while Edwards admits her team must improve after losing three games in a row, she insists there is still belief in the dressing room that the contest can be salvaged. Ashes series take everything out of you.