Thursday 20 June 2013 

Video - It Was A Good Toss To Win - Cook

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After England dominated South Africa to clinch a seven-wicket victory in their ICC Champions Trophy semi-final at The Oval, captain Alastair Cook was happy to have won an important toss.

It meant that his fast bowlers James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn had the best of the bowling conditions, and they made it county by dismissing South Africa for 175.

Jonathan Trott then led England into their first Champions Trophy final since 2004 with an unbeaten 82.

"If you would have said we were going to win by seven wickets by five o'clock today as we walked to the ground we would have almost laughed at you but clearly it was a good toss to win.

"(The ball) just did enough - and it swung. It's the first time the white ball has swung conventionally in this tournament, probably down to the muggy (humid) conditions - obviously quite warm out there today and when it does there is no bowler in the world you would want other than Jimmy (Anderson) bowling with it and he was outstanding."

Video courtesy of SNTV

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