• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Cook exit in final Test sparks England collapse

Alastair Cook

By: Sarwar Alam

Alastair Cook marked his final Test appearance with a fifty before India’s Jasprit Bumrah sparked an England collapse at the Oval on Friday. England only lost one wicket before tea and were making steady, if slow, progress at 131 for one on the first day of the fifth Test. But Cook’s exit for 71 sparked a slump that saw six wickets lost for 48 runs, with England captain Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran all out for noughts. At stumps, England were 198 for seven, with Ishant Sharma taking three for 28 in a miserly 22 overs and fellow paceman…

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