Cook holds firm in farewell to strengthen England’s grip on fifth Test Joe Root
Alastair Cook’s typically grinding effort of 46 not out in his final Test innings before international retirement left England in a strong position in the fifth Test against Indiaat the Oval on Sunday. England were 114 for two in their second innings at stumps on the third day, a lead of 154 runs, having already won this five-match series at 3-1 up. Now Cook, England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer and captain Joe Root (29 not out) will look to pile on the agony for India when they resume their unbroken third-wicket partnership of 52 on Monday. Cook, who made 71 in a first-innings…
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