India Vs England 5th Test Day 4: Alastair Cook Scores A Farewell Century
On day four of the fifth Test between India vs England, Alastair Cook scored 147 in his last Test innings before England neared victory, by lessening India to 58 for 3 at the Oval.
Playing in his 161st and last Test match, Cook and his successor as chief, Joe Root, both struck hundreds in a 259-run 3rd-wicket partnership. This gigantic run stand enabled England to proclaim 423 runs for the loss of 8 wickets, and additionally allowed the hosts to set India a target of 464 runs to win this test.
Cook passed Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara as the 5th most elevated Test run-scorer ever. After which, Cook and Root, who made his first century in over a year, were out in two consecutive deliveries from India’s debutante, Hanuma Vihari.
Afterward, James Anderson immediately evacuated Shikhar Dhawan for 1 run, and Cheteshwar Pujara for a duck, in the same over to move level with Glenn McGrath as the 4th most elevated wicket taker, and best quick bowler, in Test history.
Stuart Broad had India skipper Virat Kohli got behind first ball to leave India in disorder at 2 for 3, however Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane put on a vivacious 56-run run stand, to get by until stumps.
Congratulations to Alastair Cook on his magnificent innings of 147 – a fitting end to a remarkable career. #ENGvIND
— Theresa May (@theresa_may) 10 September 2018
Congratulations Alastair Cook on your farewell 100 and for giving us all such pleasure over the years.
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) 10 September 2018
Well played, Alastair Cook. Just managed to get past Sangakkara’s 12400 and Steve Waugh’s 32 centuries to appear in the first page of Test Cricket history books.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) 10 September 2018
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