ALASTAIR Cook dinner shoved Aussie taunts that “England haven’t got openers” straight again down their mouths.
The previous England skipper’s unbeaten double ton got here as an promoting company made a mistimed try at sledging on the MCG’s scoreboard.
Cook dinner’s magnificent 244 in a complete of 491-9 was a superb reminder of what the previous England captain is manufactured from when going through his greatest rivals.
In spite of everything, again in 2011 the Essex participant spent greater than 36 hours on the crease in Ozand was Man of the Sequence with a mammoth 766 runs, together with three huge centuries.
This time round he has been much less prolific as England slumped to a Three-Zero deficit which means they need to hand over the Ashes.
However an commercial on the Melbourne scoreboard, highlighted on Twitter, was bang out of order.
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It read: ‘Why can’t the POMS OPEN a bottle of wine?’
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England batsman James Taylor highighted the issue at @jamestaylor20, who also homed in on the views of former Aussie Test hero Michael Slater.
He referenced Cook when he said: “I know I’m an Aussie but I don’t like seeing champions get criticised when they have 11,500 runs.”
Taylor added: “Yes Cooky!!!! Form is temporary, Class is permanent!!
“Mentally one of the toughest players to ever play the game and England’s greatest ever run scorer, well played Alastair Cook!”
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Cook made the highest score by a visiting batsman at the MCG to give England firm control of the Boxing Day Test.
His 244 not out beat the 208 of West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards as the tourists punished Australia on the third evening of the Fourth Test.
At 307-6 England were in danger of surrendering the initiative, but Cook added 59 with Chris Woakes (26) before a riotous partnership of 100 with Stuart Broad, who swung his way to 56.
In the end Cook’s third-highest Test score had led England to a lead of 164.