Cricket-‘Rock bottom’: Former England captains lament ‘abject’ collapse

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(Reuters) – Former England captain Alastair Cook said England had reached “rock bottom” with their abject batting collapse in Hobart on Sunday as the latest defeat of a calamitous Ashes series ramped up the pressure on skipper Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood. Australia crushed England by 146 runs with two days to spare in the day-night test as the hosts wrapped up the series 4-0. The visitors were competitive in only a handful of sessions over the five tests and the collapse in Hobart, where they lost 10 wickets for 56 runs, was hard to watch, said Cook. “That was very tough viewing, that …

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