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Alastair Cook hits century for England Lions against India A

Alastair Cook, England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer, completed his hundred for the Lions in 173 balls and at stumps had moved on to 154 not out in a total of 310 for two against India A.

cricket Updated: Jul 17, 2018 17:22 IST
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It was the first time Alastair Cook, given a chance to warm up with the England Lions during a break in the first-class County Championship, had reached three figures this year. (Action Images via Reuters)

Alastair Cook spent valuable time batting ahead of the Test series with India, making an unbeaten century for the second-string England Lions on the first day of their match against India A at Worcester on Monday.

It was the first time Cook, given a chance to warm up with the Lions during a break in the first-class County Championship, had reached three figures this year.

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The 33-year-old left-handed opener, England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer, completed his hundred in 173 balls and at stumps had moved on to 154 not out in a total of 310 for two.

It was Cook’s first century since his monumental 244 not out against Australia in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne -- a rare England highlight in a comprehensive Ashes series loss.

England and India begin as five-match Test series at Edgbaston on August 1.

First Published: Jul 17, 2018 14:54 IST