India vs England 5th Test Day 3 Kenington Oval: England’s old-warhorse Alastair Cook walked out for the last time in his career to a rousing reception at the Oval during Day 3 of the final Test. The highest run-getter in Tests for England is also a former captain of the team. Here is the video of how fans welcomed him to the middle.
The left-handed batsman has amassed 12,254 Test runs and 32 Test centuries from 160 Tests he has played so far. His final Test at The Oval will be his 159th consecutive game in the longest format, the longest such streak in all international cricket.
On Monday, Cook announced that England’s fifth Test against India that starts on September 7 at The Oval will be his last. “After much thought and deliberation over the last few months I have decided to announce my retirement from international cricket at the end of this Test series against India,” Cook said. “Although it is a sad day, I can do so with a big smile on my face knowing I have given everything and there is nothing left in the tank,” he added.
At the time of filing the copy, England went into tea on Day 3 with a lead of 60 runs after they bowled out India for 292 runs achieving a 40-run lead. Earlier, Jadeja scored a brilliant unbeaten 86, he was left stranded as Bumrah found himself short of the crease as he was runout.
Earlier, it was Moeen Ali who brought an end to Hanuma Vihari’s dream debut on 56 with a classical floater. Batting at No 6, Vihari came in at a time when India was in trouble as they had lost two early wickets, but then he took his time, got his eye in and the went on to smash a half-century that is worth gold, considering the situation India was in.
Ali got rid of Vihari with a ball that pitched and held its line to bring an end to his stay, here is the video.
He is the first Indian since Sehwag in 2001 to score a 50-plus while making debut outside the subcontinent and the first Indian since Ganguly & Dravid in 1996 to score a 50-plus in debut innings in England.
He became the first Indian since Sehwag in 2001 to score a 50-plus while making debut outside the subcontinent and the first Indian since Ganguly & Dravid in 1996 to score a 50-plus in debut innings in England.