Cook Praises Team After Third Test Win

Cook Praises Team After Third Test Win

England captain Alastair Cook praised his entire team’s performance after their seven-wicked win in the third Test victory in Kolkata on his first tour as captain.

 

"I can't fault the character they have shown since Ahmedabad," Cook told BBC Sport.

 

"I can't praise the lads enough, but we have to keep our feet on the ground because we're here to win the series."

 

It was a great performance level for four and a half days. Everyone performed from one to 11,"

 

"To keep India to 300 on that wicket was a fantastic effort and to get six wickets in that session really won us the game. It was a credit to the hard work they've put in that they can perform in these conditions."

 

Cook made an England record 23rd century but was denied a double after a strange run-out. He admitted that breaking the record meant a lot to him.

 

"I just wasn't thinking and before I knew it I was out," said the Essex man. "It was a frustrating way to go, but if someone offers you 190 before the game you take it.

 

"The record means a huge amount. I was probably more emotional when I got the 22nd century, but it means a lot to be on top of that list."