COOK – ‘IN­EX­PE­RI­ENCE’ CAUSED DHAKA DE­BA­CLE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

ENG­LAND cap­tain Alas­tair Cook ad­mit­ted yes­ter­day “in­ex­pe­ri­ence” in play­ing on spin­ning wick­ets cost his team a crush­ing 108run de­feat to Bangladesh in­side three days of the sec­ond Test in Dhaka. “We pos­si­bly showed our in­ex­pe­ri­ence in those con­di­tions – it was amaz­ing the dif­fer­ence be­fore tea and af­ter tea,” Cook said. Cook down­played the sug­ges­tion it was his tough­est ca­reer de­feat, but said sloppy field­ing made things dif­fi­cult for the side. “I’ve had some tough ones,” Cook said, re­fer­ring to other ca­reer losses. “I thought 270 would have been a real good chase to be hon­est. They got 30 too many to­day. “But I don’t think it’s the tough­est, no. It’s very easy sit­ting back and say­ing it’s just Bangladesh. “But in these con­di­tions on spin­ning wick­ets, their bowlers are good.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.