India stared at an embarrassing defeat after Alastair Cook's fairytale farewell knock and Joe Root's classy hundred enabled England to pile more misery on the visitors during the penultimate day of the fifth Test. Cook made dogged 147 off 286 balls in his final knock while skipper Root roared back to form with a stylish 125, his first hundred in 28 innings, as the duo grinded the Indian bowling into submission with a 259-run stand.
Deflated after fielding for over 112 overs, India's wobbly top-order once again faltered with Shikhar Dhawan (1), Cheteshwar Pujara (0) and Virat Kohli (0) dismissed in quick succession with day end score being 58 for 3. With 406 runs required on the final day and seven wickets in hand, an embarrassing 1-4 series defeat looks imminent for India as of now.
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#Stumps! India 58/3, need 406 runs to win. Lokesh Rahul 46 (51); Ajinkya Rahane 10 (47)
#Out! The ghosts of 2014 are back. Virat Kohli played an irresponsible shot. It was nothing shot completely needless. As they says 'Vinashkale Viprit Budhhi' (Mind doesn't work when end nears). He scored a beautiful duck. India 2/3.
#OUT! What are they doing here? Repeating 2014!! Anderson strikes twice as he removes Pujara. he didn't bother the scorer.
#OUT! Anderson strikes early. Dhawan continues with his poor form. Threw away his wicket when they had a massive target to chase.
#Welcome back! Dhawan and Rahul will open India's innings. Anderson will start the proceeding for England.
#OUT! Sam Curran departs and with that England declares their second innings with a massive lead of 463 runs.
#OUT! End of stokes' blitzkrieg. But he has already done the damage. Stokes c Rahul b Jadeja 37(36)
#Welcome back! Sam Curran and Ben Stokes will resume England's innings. Kohli brings Jadeja right after the tea break.
#Tea break! Score after 105 overs: England 359-6
# OUT! Another wicket down. Jadeja scalps Buttler. The way England players are playing now, they might not need to declare the innings.
# Out Bowled! Shami removes Bairstow. Bowls it full and the ball took the inside edge and shattered the wickets. England would not mind too much as they have already taken big lead.
# Score after 101 overs: England 350-5
# OUT! Hanuma Vihari removes Alastair Cook as well at 147, ENG 321/4
# OUT! Hanuma Vihari scalps Joe Root at 125, ENG 321/3
# After 92 overs, ENG 317/2 with Cook (145) and Root (123) out at crease
# FOUR! by Cook, ENG 262/2
# Till LUNCH, ENG 243/2 with a lead of 283 runs
# Alastair Cook hits his 33rd ton in Test cricket, ENG 230/2 with 69.1 overs
# FOUR! By Alastair Cook (95) eyes to hit ton, ENG 223/2
# After 65 overs, ENG 210/2 with Cook (89) and Root (77) out in the middle
# FOUR! By Joe Root, ENG 187/ 2
# Joe Root hits fifty, cements English innings with Alastair Cook
# 100 runs Partnership between Cook and Root, ENG 163/2
# FOUR! By Alastair Cook to Ravindra Jadeja, ENG 139/2
# After 50 overs, ENG 134/2 with Cook (59) and Root (33) at crease.
Stumps on Day 3 of the 5th Test.BCCI (@BCCI) September 9, 2018
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