Cook sorry for Lord`s go-slow
London: In-form England opener Alastair Cook has apologised for scoring too slowly when his side wanted quick declaration runs in the second Test against Sri Lanka at Lord`s.
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a prolific run of scores, with six hundreds in his last 12 Test innings.
But he came under fire for managing just 26 in the final day`s morning session at Lord`s as England set off in what was always set to be an unlikely victory in a match that ended as a draw.
Cook, who scored 96 and 106 in two innings at Lord`s, told a magazine: "In the last 30 to 45 minutes of that session, I probably did get the tempo wrong if you look at the number of runs I scored.
The team scored 111 runs in the two hours which was roughly what we were looking for. But I was late to react to the need to score quickly.”
"Luckily, Kevin Pietersen scored some runs. I didn`t react quickly enough and I must learn from that," added Cook, recently appointed England`s one-day captain despite not being selected for the World Cup.
England, 1-0 up after an innings victory in the Cardiff opener, will look to press home their advantage in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka starting at the Rose Bowl tomorrow.