5 Dec 2013

Cook says Test has to be played in the right way

7:51 am on 5 December 2013

The England cricket captain Alistair Cook has called upon both teams to play the game in the right way ahead of the second Ashes Test.

Cook described the final moments of the first Test in Brisbane as "ugly" and admitted that the ICC match referee, former New Zealand skipper Jeff Crowe, had met both captains separately to discuss the manner in which the match was played.

The Australian captain Michael Clarke was fined 20% percent of his match fee after he was heard telling James Anderson to "get ready for a broken arm" in the dying minutes of the game.

Now Cook has accepted that both he and Clarke have a responsibility to ensure that their sides do not overstep the mark.

Australia won the first Test.