• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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England in driver’s seat in first India Test

England’s captain Alastair Cook and teammate Haseeb Hameed (left)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

TEENAGE Haseeb Hameed struck an unbeaten half-century on debut as England put themselves in a dominant position in the first Test against India at Rajkot today (November 12). At the end of day four, the tourists were 163 runs ahead of the top-ranked hosts with Hameed (62 not out) and skipper Alastair Cook (46 not out) giving their side a flying start in the second innings. Hameed, watched by his Indian-born father in the stands, batted confidently, hitting five fours and a six during his 141-minute stay at the wicket. At stumps, England were 114-0 after making 537 in their…

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