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)