Cook century puts England in strong spot

Last updated 07:49 07/12/2012

Relevant offers

Cricket

Black Caps v India scorecard - first test, day four Pakistan claim T20 series honours with 16-run win over the West Indies Black Caps v India ball-by-ball - first test, day four Black Caps vs India: Star spinner Ravindra Jadeja emphasises importance of straight ball in success Black Caps vs India: NZ not waving white flag after brutal third day in first test Black Caps vs India: Home side seize full control after dominant day three Recap: Black Caps v India - first test, day three in Kanpur Former Black Cap James Franklin throws wicket away, leads Middlesex to County title after bizarre turn of events Batting coach Craig McMillan denies Black Caps gave Indian spinner the go-slow Lucky break saves Kiwi opener Tom Latham from bizarre dismissal

Captain Alastair Cook's 23rd test hundred has ensured England's dominance heading into the third day of the third cricket test against India at Eden Gardens in Kolkata later today.

Cook struck an unbeaten 136 on the second day as the tourists reached 216-1 at stumps in their first inning, trailing India by just 100 runs after earlier dismissing the hosts for 316.

Cook hit 19 fours and a six in his 236-ball stay and combined with fellow opener Neil Compton, who made 57, to produce 165 runs for the first wicket. Jonathan Trott will resume with Cook, having reached 21 by stumps.

Earlier, left-arm spinner Monty Panesar cleaned up the Indian tail, ending with 4-90 from 40 overs as the hosts added another 43 runs from their overnight tally of 273-7.

The four-test series is level at 1-1.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content