Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Victory just a small step for England admits Cook

Published 01/08/2014

England captain Alistair Cook
England captain Alistair Cook

England's celebrations were deserved yet muted after they, at last, broke their long winless streak against India at the Ageas Bowl.

Moeen Ali and James Anderson's wickets hurried them home by 266 runs with two sessions to spare but skipper Alistair Cook felt the need to exercise restraint in the moment of victory.

"It's a very small step," he said. "It's only one win. We'll enjoy this feeling. Someone told me it's 353 days [since the last one]. That's a very long time.

"We had as good a game as you can have – that's what the turnaround is (since last week's defeat at Lord's).

"We got greedy in the first innings – and that set up the game.

"When you do that, you start getting ahead of the game and can dictate it – and that's what we did."

Meanwhile, Eoin Morgan smashed a brilliant 128 not out from 86 balls to lead Middlesex to a morale-boosting six-wicket victory against Surrey, captained by Gary Wilson, in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord's.

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