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Cook takes England to 68-1 at lunch on day 1

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Cook takes England to 68-1 at lunch on day 1


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07 Sep 2018, 17:59 IST

London, Sep 7 (PTI) Opener Alastair Cook equipped England their easiest get started of the five-match sequence as they reached 68-1 at lunch on the hole day of the 5th and ultimate Test towards India at the Oval on Friday.

Cook, who will probably be retiring after this Test, and his opening spouse Keaton Jennings (23) gave England a sedate get started after skipper Joe Root received the toss and opted to bat on a wicket that has to this point became out to be easiest for batting.

Ravindra Jadeja broke the partnership, brushing aside Jennings within the 24th over.

At the damage, Cook was once batting on 37 no longer out, whilst Moeen Ali was once unbeaten on 2 runs.

Earlier, Cook as given a ‘guard of honour’ via the Indian group as he walked out to bat in his ultimate Test.

Opening bowlers Jasprit Bumrah (Zero-22) and Ishant Sharma (Zero-11) discovered some motion within the preliminary overs, however the early motion disappeared in no time as Cook and Jennings (23) seemed cast.

Debutante Hanuma Vihari (Zero-1) was once additionally in motion as he got here on to bowl first-change within the 14th over.

It was once his solitary over despite the fact that, as Jadeja (1-15) and Mohammed Shami (Zero-13) took over bowling tasks after the beverages’ damage. The latter did not in finding any motion both, albeit the soar on this wicket is correct and batsmen will experience themselves.

Cook and Jennings introduced up handiest their 2nd 50-run partnership of this sequence in 107 balls, and went on to publish their easiest opening stand in 5 Tests, 60 runs.

Their earlier perfect was once 54 at Trent Bridge.

Jennings despite the fact that could not cross on for longer, as he edged Jadeja to leg slip within the 24th over as KL Rahul added every other catch to his tally this sequence.

Ali and Cook then batted out the rest consultation till lunch, with India hardly ever developing any threatening possibilities.

Earlier, England fielded an unchanged group, whilst India made two adjustments. Jadeja got here in for injured R Ashwin, whilst Vihari made his Test debut, coming in for Hardik Pandya.

England have already taken an unassailable Three-1 lead within the sequence, with wins in Birmingham, Lord’s and Southampton. India received the 3rd Test at Nottingham

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