Cook wants to finish brilliant winter with series win over Kiwis

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:49

London: England captain Alastair Cook has said that his team would look to finish off their brilliant winter season with a series win over New Zealand ahead of their final Test in Auckland, starting on Friday, after the first two matches ended in draw.

Cook believes his team can follow December`s historic series triumph in India with victory over the Kiwis.

Nick Compton establishing himself as Cook`s opening partner, Stuart Broad recapturing form and fitness and Graeme Swann undergoing a successful elbow operation are some of the positives England has taken from their current series ahead of all-important Ashes series.

Cook said they hope they are set fair for five days in the Third Test and they can actually get a result, adding they came here to win the series and, if they do, they would have had a really good winter.

Compton`s back-to-back centuries and Broad`s figures of 6-51, the third-best of his career, have been major pluses for England with an Ashes series less than four months away.

ANI



First Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 12:49

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