Hobart: Former England captain Sir Alastair Cook said on Sunday that Root’s side had suffered their worst defeat in Hobart. Cook’s remarks came after a disappointing performance by England, where they ended the Ashes in a 146-run loss. On the third day of the fifth match, England were all out from 68/0 to 124 in just one and a half hours.
Cook told BT Sport: “It was very hard to watch, it’s our worst loss. There’s nothing worse than being all out in an hour and a half. You competed with the ball in this game, but I’m really into it,” Cook told BT Sport. I couldn’t last even an hour, it’s the biggest blow as a batsman and as a professional playing cricket.”
Cook continued, “The team played very bad cricket as we lost 10 wickets in an hour and a half. Yes the conditions are tough and there was some good bowling, but there was no problem there.”
Cook felt that the team was soon all out after the dismissal of Rory Burns in the 17th over.
first published:Jan. 16, 2022, 9:29 p.m.