Cook is left to stew again

Published: 18/01/2014

Captain Alastair Cook admitted the England dressing-room was “a tough place to be” after their winless run against Australia was extended by the most dramatic of one-wicket defeats in the second one-day international in Brisbane.

England were on the brink of finally beating Michael Clarke’s side for the first time in 84 days since arriving Down Under, only to be denied by James Faulkner’s unbeaten 69 from 47 balls.

When last man Clint McKay joined the allrounder, Australia required 57 runs in six overs. Faulkner responded to the danger with aggression, typical of Australia’s cricket this summer, as he blasted away England’s bowling.

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