The Ashes: Alastair Cook calls for no repeat of ugly scenes

England skipper Alastair Cook says its important that both sides play in the right way as people want to see real tough cricket and avoid ugly clashes that took place in the last Test.

updated: December 04, 2013 12:22 IST
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Adelaide: Alastair CookCaptain Alastair Cook Wednesday urged both sides to avoid a repeat of the ugly clashes that marred Australia's first-Test victory over England ahead of the second match of the series.

Australia skipper Michael Clarke was fined by the International Cricket Council for telling England's Jimmy Anderson to expect a broken arm as tensions between the teams boiled over during the Brisbane game.

Clarke has vowed to maintain the same hard-nosed approach in Adelaide this week that the home side used to damaging effect at the Gabba, but within the boundaries of reasonable behaviour.

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