Cook warns England side to score 'big runs' in winter Ashes or lose Ashes urn to Oz

Johannesburg, Oct 31 : England captain Alastair Cook has urged his team to score 'big runs' if they want to win a fourth successive Ashes during the upcoming series in Australia.

According to Sport24, England made 517 for one to draw the first Test in Brisbane and in the three matches they won, all by an innings, posted first-innings scores of 620 for five, 513 and 644, during their 3-1 series win in Australia in 2010/11, and Cook is looking for similar results.

Cook said that it is vitally important for England to make top-order runs in Australia, adding that the last time they saw that big runs make a massive difference and set the game up.

Cook also said that majority of the time in Australia, 400 is the bare minimum unlike England, where sometimes, 240-250 can be a good score with the overhead conditions, adding that the job of the top order is that they make sure England keep up the scoring in Australia.

Cook enjoyed a stunning series in 2010/11 with 766 runs at an average in excess of 100, while number three Jonathan Trott weighed in with 544 runs, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 31-10-2013)

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