Strauss And Cook Lead English Fightback




Alistair Cook & Andrew Strauss

Alistair Cook & Andrew Strauss

After 3 days of Aussie dominance, the English finally had something to rejoice about as Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook scored centuries and most importantly lost only 1 wicket in the whole days’ play as they moved closer to safety scoring 309 runs – a lead of 88 runs.

Resuming the day at 19 for no loss, Strauss and Cook gathered runs at a decent pace. Strauss, in particular was more aggressive using his feet often to loft down the ground while Cook was his usual determined self. They brought up the 100 run partnership in the 36th over and 150 in the 52nd becoming the most prolific opening pair for England, eclipsing the Jack Hobbs-Herbett Sutcliffe record.

Strauss looked set for a really big hundred but Australia managed to take a wicket out of nowhere and from an unlikely source – Marcus North. North tossed the ball up with Strauss coming down the track. The ball spun past the edge and he couldn’t find make his ground before Brad Haddin whipped the bails off.

Cook and Trott carried on the good work done earlier in the day and brought up his 14th Test hundred with a late cut of first innings hero Peter Siddle. Trott earned a reprieve when Michael Clarke put down a really sharp chance at slip. England made sure they didn’t give the Aussies anymore chances and ended the day at 309/1; Cook on 132 and Trott on 54.

Australia can still force a result on the Final day but with our bowling attack not looking incisive. England still can pay on as long as possible and ensure safety and go to the second Test all level in the series.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Monish Menon

Author:

Hi, I am Monish Menon from Hyderabad and currently working at Franklin Templeton Investments as a Compliance Business Analyst. Sport has always been my passion since I was a kid and I invest all my non-existent free time by watching, playing, writing and analyzing various sporting events across the world. Apart from being a diehard Manchester United fan and a Ferrari supporter, I believe that Roger Federer is still the best tennis player and Sachin Tendulkar is God. I play club cricket and I also am a part of my organization’s cricket and football squad. Being such a sports fanatic, writing about it is something that came naturally to me and I am glad that I got an opportunity through thesportsmirror.com to share my thoughts with the rest of the world. For other articles written by me, you can visit my blog at www.monishmenon.wordpress.com

Cricket

ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017: India vs Pakistan – Live Cricket Score

ICC Champions Trophy Final 2017: India vs Pakistan – Live Cricket Score

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 17th, 2017

The two cricket giants of Asia; India and Pakistan will lock horns against each other at the epic ICC Champions Trophy finale match at the Oval on Sunday. India ..

Football

Match officials for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 appointed

Match officials for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 appointed

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on August 18th, 2017

With only two months to go before the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 kicks off, the FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 21 trios of match officials, represent ..

Tennis

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Rafael Nadal vs Stan Wawrinka: French Open Men’s Final 2017 – Preview

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 11th, 2017

The stage is set for the mouth-watering and nail-biting clash of the two Tennis stalwarts of the current era; Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka. This will be the u ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Indian athletes begin impressively at 22nd Asian Athletics Championships

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on July 6th, 2017

Indian interests on the opening day of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships were high with national record holder Muhammed Anas easing into the semi-finals of ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror