Cook seeks overdue ton v SL

2014-06-19 14:52
Alastair Cook (AFP)

Headingley - England captain Alastair Cook says it is "crucial" he rediscovers his form with the bat in the second Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley.

The 29-year-old Cook, England's opening batsman, made scores of 17 and 28 as the first Test ended as a draw.

Cook's last Test century came at Headingley over a year ago against New Zealand, and says "I'm doing all the hard work" and that "it's crucial that I get back to scoring as many runs as I can."

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews rejected the idea that drawing the two-Test series 0-0 would an achievement for his side.

He says "if we can win the game, that's what we are looking for" and that "we will go out there and play positive cricket."

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