Cook: It’s an exciting time to play


England captain Alastair Cook says his side is excited to be involved in the current Test series against South Africa and they will look to wrap up the trophy ahead of the third game, starting in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The tourists currently lead the four-match series one-nil with two games remaining after they beat the hosts in Durban and drew in Cape Town.

The England skipper also said he expected that the next two matches, the final game is in Centurion next week, will be played on 'result wickets'.

Cook said: "It's an exciting time to play and we are in a really good position. The next two games are probably both on result wickets which means we need to win one of them to win the series, and that's a great situation to be in.

"We've played some good cricket so far on tour but obviously there is a danger in saying 'Ah, we just need to win one game' and looking too far ahead.

"There is a lot of hard work still, and you need to do a lot of good things to put South Africa under pressure and win the game."

"As players, leading into the game, that's what we have started to concentrate on and the results will look after themselves if we play well.