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India close to big defeat after Cook and Root smashed hundred

India close to big defeat after Cook and Root smashed hundred

Cricket News: The southpaw Alastair Cook has marked his 291st and his final test in a fairytale fashion with a ton and now with England close to their fourth win of the fifth test on Monday.

India is in disarray with a burden of 464 runs on their shoulder.

Yesterday the 33-year-old made 147 and build the partnership of 259 runs with the English captain Joe Root and on the base of their partnership, England moves from114-2 to423-8.

Last day he receives a standing ovation from the oval crowd,  he is England’s most capped test player and highest run scorer, after his wonderful ton, he climbed up to fifth on the all-time test run scorers.

The English captain Joe Root also scored a wonder 125 in 190 balls.

The new Indian boy, the part-time off-spinner Hanuma Bihari picked up Root and Cook in consecutive deliveries,

England set a mammoth target of 464 runs, and to chase down that target India lost their three crucial wickets in just two runs, with Anderson removed Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara in his second over, and just after that Stuart Broad picked up the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli.

The 36-year-old James Anderson is one wicket short to surpass the 563 of Glenn Mcgrath and become the most successful fast bowler in test format.

At this stage, India is looking demoralized as their hopes of salvaging the last test is very keen with the scoreboard of 58-3.

Samrat Dutta

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77