Cook greedy for more wins
England captain Alastair Cook has pledged to complete a 4-0 Ashes series success at the Kia Oval next week.
Alastair Cook's side secured a third successive series win against Australia with a dramatic 74-run win late on the fourth day at Chester-le-Street on Monday evening.
Australia initially seemed well-placed in their pursuit of 299 before England, led by Stuart Broad, shot out nine wickets in an elongated final session to live long in the memory.
Broad claimed six of the wickets to fall - to return match figures of 11 for 121 - as Australia slumped to 224 all out.
Broad fittingly completed the job, at 7.41pm in descending gloom, when Peter Siddle chipped to James Anderson at mid-off.
A delighted Cook admitted the champagne corks would be popped on his first Ashes success as captain - but maintained that there would be no let-up when the series concludes in London.
"We are going to get greedy and try and repeat that at the Oval, but we can think about that with sore heads tomorrow," he said last night.
"Nine wickets in a session, the crowd, the excitement and the nerves at the beginning. It is the moment (to celebrate).
"We'll enjoy what is a very special day and one that I'm going to look back on with huge fondness."
Cook was almost lost for words in describing Broad's series-clinching spell, after Australia had been 109 without loss.
Cook admitted he had started to fret about his side's hopes only for Broad, who took six for 50, to supply the type of performance that he has built his reputation upon.
"Words can't justify how good a spell of bowling that was," Cook said.
"It was a fine spell of bowling. That's probably not the right adjective either.
"As a captain and knowing how important how that session was - if we lost that session we would have been struggling."
Australia still even seemed favourites when Warner fell to Tim Bresnan, who worked in tandem with Broad, with seven wickets in hand and 131 required.
"Fair play to Chris and David, they batted very well although if we are totally honest we didn't quite get it right with the ball," Cook said.
"We knew when you are chasing 300 runs in the last innings you have to keep the belief. At one stage you are thinking is it ever going to happen?
"When we got that third wicket (Warner) and we then had the two right-handers in; the big man here did his stuff."