Harry Brook desires to finish England’s Ashes summer time on a excessive and believes levelling the collection on the Kia Oval would signify “a moral victory” over Australia.
The vacationers already know they are going to be lifting the urn on the finish of this week’s fifth Test, with their present 2-1 lead sufficient to ensure they keep as holders.
They are nonetheless aiming to tug off an outright victory to change into the primary Australian males’s aspect to win a collection on these shores since 2001, however England can guarantee their achievement rings hole in the event that they make it 2-2 in south London.
After profitable at Headingley and dominating the primary three days at Old Trafford earlier than rain robbed them, Ben Stokes’ males wish to show they’ve had the higher of the competition.
“We were dominating the game last week so, if the game had played out, I would like to think we would have won. If we can win this week, it almost makes it a moral victory,” Brook stated.
“That could be beautiful. It’s not good drawing, however it could be beautiful to not give them that privilege.
“We’re just gonna go out there and play the same way we have in this series. It’s a shame the weather ruined it for us because we’d have felt very confident going into this game at 2-2. The rain won last week.
“We were thinking that (we deserved something) last week when it was pouring down in Manchester. It never seems to be sunny there.”
Brook has registered three half-centuries and scored 271 runs throughout seven Ashes innings, however would love a giant rating to complete the collection.
On his match-winning 75 at Headingley, the Yorkshireman stated: “On a personal note, one of my favourite innings, in a crunch game, at my home ground, to have contributed a significant amount was nice.
“There are so many things I have learnt this series and to play some of the best bowlers in the world, I haven’t got a big score but feel I have contributed in a few games now.
“I know I am at my best when I am trying to be positive, not just trying to survive. A couple of times I feel like I have been reckless, especially that innings at Lord’s in the first innings and then some innings where I’ve been tentative and not trying to score. It is just about getting it right.
“I have definitely got used to them (the Australian bowlers), I haven’t faced them before this series so it takes time but I feel I have watched enough and faced enough to go out there and feel confident now.”