December 7th, 2012

Cook’s record-breaking ton powers England to 216/1

KOLKATA: Aided by an early reprieve, England skipper Alaister Cook cracked another unbeaten century on this tour and drove his team to a commanding 216/1 on second day of third Test against India at Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
The tourist were exactly 100-run short of India first knock of 316.
Cook, who has already cracked two huge centuries in this series, made India pay dearly for letting him off when he was on 17.
India got an opportunity to cut-short England’s skipper’s vigil at the crease immediately after the lunch, but Cheeteshwar Pujara gave Englishmen a life by failing to grab he ball that flew towards slip after Zaheer Khan induced an thick outside edge.

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