Monday 5 August 2013 

Video - Cook On Strange Day In Manchester

Watch as Alastair Cook talks to the media following the end of the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford, which saw England retain the Ashes despite a draw.

The final day saw just 20.3 overs bowled and England reach 37 for three having been set 332 to win and Cook says it was a 'strange day'.

"It's been a bit of a strange day, but I think if you actually look over the last 14 days, I think that's how you've got to look at it," Cook said.

"Obviously, if you'd said 14 days ago to me that you'd be sitting here, you know, it might have rained the last day, but you have retained the Ashes after three games, you know, I'd have snapped your hand off, so obviously the dressing room's a pretty happy place at the moment.

"We've played some pretty good cricket and you know, to be 2-0 up with two to play is a good place to be."

He went on to speak frankly about his side's confusion surrounding the Decision Review System after a number of reviews during the series have caused controversy.

"It is there to make more decisions right and that's what it has got to be there for. We're just a little bit confused at the moment why certain decisions have been overturned and certain decisions haven't been overturned," he clarified.

"I don't think that's just with an England cap on, I think both sides will be feeling that, so I think it's pretty even in terms of...some of the decisions have gone against certain players fromk both teams at certain times, so... yeah, we are a little confused with it, but you know, hopefully we can iron out... the ICC (International Cricket Council) iron them out, so we can get back to what it's designed for, which is making more decisions correct, and decisions are making less of an impact on the games of cricket."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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