Cricket-'Rock bottom': Former England captains lament 'abject' collapse


  • Cricket
  • Monday, 17 Jan 2022

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Third Test - England v Australia - Headingley, Leeds, Britain - August 22, 2019 Alastair Cook before the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

(Reuters) - Former England captain Alastair Cook said England had reached "rock bottom" with their abject batting collapse in Hobart on Sunday as the latest defeat of a calamitous Ashes series ramped up the pressure on skipper Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood.

Australia crushed England by 146 runs with two days to spare in the day-night test as the hosts wrapped up the series 4-0.

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