• Sunday, October 02, 2022


Cook defends fair declaration as India draw first Test

Cook acknowledges his century as Kohli is seen in the background

By: Eastern Eye Staff

ENGLAND skipper Alastair Cook today (November 13) defended his decision of not declaring his team’s innings earlier in the first Test after India survived the final session and managed a draw. The tourists waited till the post-lunch session before calling off their second innings on 260-3, leaving India to chase 310 runs off a minimum 49 overs. The Indians slipped to a precarious 132-6 against some inspired England bowling but skipper Virat Kohli (49 not out) held fort at one end to stave off defeat in the closing session. “The reason behind it is we didn’t want to give India…

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