Cook hits century v India in his last Test

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Alastair Cook has cracked a ton in his final Test innings as England moved to a sizeable lead against India.

Alastair Cook scored a century in his final Test innings as England took complete control on day four of the fifth Test against India at the Oval on Monday.

 

Playing in his 161st and last Test coordinate, England's driving Test run-scorer started the day on 46 and played smoothly to raise his 33rd Test century from 210 balls. 

He is 103 not out at lunch. 

Cook's 181-run third-wicket organization with his successor as skipper, Joe Root (81 not out), has taken England's second innings to 2-243, setting up a 283-run lead. 

Cook, who scored 71 in England's first innings, had effectively gotten two overwhelming applauses on Monday before achieving three figures. First he raised his 50 years, anchoring a Test profession normal of over 45 all the while. 

At that point, on achieving 76, Cook wound up fifth most elevated Test run-scorer ever, going past Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakarra's 12,400 to likewise turn into the main left-gave batsman. 

He raised the historic point he and the pack needed most in the weirdest of conditions, as what seemed, by all accounts, to be a solitary to take him to 97, wound up five, as Jasprit Bumrah's toss to the non-striker's end went for four topples, taking Cook to 101. 

Britain as of now holds an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-coordinate arrangement, yet are very much put to extend their triumph edge. 

Cook's finale comes at a similar London ground that Australian extraordinary Donald Bradman made a duck at in his last Test innings, denying him a vocation normal of over 100.

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