Tuesday 6 August 2013 

Video - Andy Flower Targets Series Win

They may have already retained the Ashes following a draw at Old Trafford, but England coach Andy Flower is keen that his side wins the series against Australia.

He also spoke about the Decision Review System, the use of which has generated controversy during the three Tests so far, and called for calm decision-making at Chester-le-Street and The Oval, where the remaining Ashes Tests will be played.

"We're in a good position in the series, obviously. But we want to win this series," he said.

"Retaining the Ashes is important, of course, and I'm very proud of the team, and the team are obviously proud after a hard-fought Test, a hard-fought three Tests, to be in this position. But we do want to go on to Durham and win up there."

He then paid tribute to the way in which his team, in particular Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell, fought back during the Old Trafford Test after Australia took control in the early stages.

"We were behind again here at Old Trafford for most of the game but we fought hard," he said.

"I thought our performance in the first innings was the key to drawing this game, to bat for 140 overs on a wearing pitch, Cook and Bell with excellent 60s and (Kevin) Pietersen with a brilliant hundred, and then some of our lower order playing well in amongst the tension of getting past the follow-on.

"I thought they did brilliantly. And I thought the fight and the resilience and the character that we showed in that first innings is the reason why we drew this Test."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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