Alastair Cook savours 'great if strange' Ashes success

"We set out to retain the Ashes and we've done that. After three Test matches I would have snapped your hand off to be in this position," Cook said.

updated: August 05, 2013 23:43 IST
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Manchester: Retaining the Ashes, even after a rain-affected draw in the third Test, was a "great feeling if a slightly strange feeling", England captain Alastair Cook said.

The Ashes-holders went into the match on the back of wins by 14 and 347 runs in the first two Tests at Trent Bridge and Lord's respectively.

But it was a different story at Old Trafford where they were under sustained pressure for the first time in the series.

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