Alastair Cook defends his team after England beat Australia in ODI

Alastair Cook insists that England do not have a "bad side" after beating Australia for the first time this winter in the fourth ODI.

England captain Alastair Cook has insisted that his team have quality after they secured their first victory over Australia this winter.

The tourists managed to beat the Aussies by 57 runs at the WACA in Perth after posting a first-innings total of 316-8.

"It's been a while since we've had this feeling and those couple of catches at the end made us wait a bit longer," BBC Sport quotes Cook as saying.

"It's frustrating because we have played a long way below our potential and you see glimpses like today, but the good thing is we know it's there and when you see the way some of the guys have performed you know we're not a bad side."

England have ended a nine-game winless run against Australia, who have already wrapped up the five-match ODI series with one game remaining.

James Faulkner and Clint McKay of Australia celebrate victory after the second game of the One Day International Series between Australia and England at The Gabba on January 17, 2014
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Australia vs. England - Fourth ODI - as it happened
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account