India vs England |England Closing in On Alastair Cook’s Perfect Farewell


It has been a great day for England and their fans. Alastair Cook scored a century in his farewell innings and Joe Root, finally, converted a fifty into a hundred. The home side managed to post a commanding lead of 464 before declaring. James Anderson and Stuart Broad took three early wickets but KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane stitched together a 50-run partnership to help India get to 58/3 before the close of play. STUMPS! Rahane plays out a maiden over from Moeen Ali, ending a poor day for the Indian players. He nearly gloves the final delivery to Alastair Cook at short-leg. India end on 58/3. Alastair Cook leads the players off the field to a rousing ovation from the crowd at The Oval.

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