The Ashes: Alastair Cook plans to combat hostilities with runs

The England skipper believes that people want to see good cricket between the two sides, but there should be certain boundaries that should not be crossed by the players of either side.

updated: December 04, 2013 21:03 IST
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Adelaide: Alastair Cook plans to combat another hostile reception for his England team in the second Ashes test by taking the Australian crowd out of the equation.

"You let your cricket do the talking," Cook said on Wednesday, on the eve of the match at a new-look Adelaide Oval. "Last time we had the same hostile environment when we got here, but toward the end of the series we played some really good cricket and that hostility changed because everyone was very respectful of the way we played."

England is on a three-series roll in the Ashes, having won at home in 2009, in Australia in 2010-11 and finishing off a 3-0 win at home in August.

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