Alastair Cook delighted after series win over Sri Lanka
Rain and overcast conditions had the final say on the fifth day of the third test at Lord’s. By the virtue of inclement weather conditions, the third test between England and Sri Lanka ended in a draw. England would be pretty delighted with the way the series went about, as they clinched the series 2-0.
For Alastair Cook, this series win marks a phase of redemption, as a couple of years ago; his team had gone down to the same opponents at home. That particular series loss was considered as Cook’s lowest point as the test skipper. Naturally, after such a commanding series win over Sri Lanka, Cook was a delighted skipper as he heaped praises on his side for a fantastic performance.
“It would have been a good day’s cricket,” said Cook at the post match presentation. “It would have been good to see our guys under pressure. Pretty good three games but there’s always room for improvement. I thought some power-hitting was needed in the middle order, so showed it to the guys myself . As a captain, it’s great to have that experience – no. 1 and no. 3 ranked bowlers,” said Cook, about the deadly duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Cook lauded opener Alex Hales for his effort, as the right hander had a wonderful outing in the series. “Hales has done very well. Really impressed how he has worked out his game after South Africa. He’s getting closer to the three-figure mark. We do bat deep, but the top order, in tougher conditions, we would want more hundreds at the top. A lot of hard work’s gone into this series, so we will enjoy it tonight,” said Cook.
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