Cricket

Cook ton powers England

2012-12-06 12:56
Alastair Cook (AFP)
Kolkata - An unbeaten 136 for England's captain, Alastair Cook, set the tone as the visitors reached 216 for one at stumps on the second day in the third Test against India here on Thursday.

Scorecard: India v England

According to the supersport.com website, Cook and Nick Compton added 165 for the opening stand, before the latter was adjudged leg before for a patient 57 - his maiden test half-century.

Pragyan Ojha appealed as Compton tried the paddle-sweep, and, bizarrely, umpire Rod Tucker shook his head before lifting his finger.

At the close of play, Jonathan Trott was on 21, as England still trail the hosts by 100 runs.

Earlier, England were 121 without loss at tea.

Cook (80 not out) and Compton (41 not out) survived 11 overs before the lunch break after England dismissed India for 316, and added 99 runs in the afternoon.

Dhoni finished with 52 runs, the last man to lose his wicket.

Resuming on 273 for seven, Monty Panesar bagged the wickets of Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma in consecutive overs for figures of 4-90.

Teams:

India:
V Sehwag, G Gambhir, CA Pujara, SR Tendulkar, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (captain & wk), R Ashwin, Z Khan, PP Ojha, I Sharma

England: AN Cook (captain), NRD Compton, IJL Trott, KP Pietersen, IR Bell, SR Patel, MJ Prior (wk), GP Swann, MS Panesar, JM Anderson, ST Finn


Read more on:    england  |  alastair cook  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Who should open the batting alongside Dean Elgar in SA's four-Test series against England in July?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.