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Ashes, full cricket score, Australia vs England, 4th Test, Melbourne: Alastair Cook century lifts ENG

Alastair Cook and Joe Root led England’s reply in Melbourne after Australia suffered a collapse early on Day 2. Catch full cricket score of fourth Test between Australia and England at MCG.

cricket Updated: Dec 27, 2017 13:14 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Australia's captain Steve Smith watches England's Alastair Cook hit a shot during the second day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match at Melbourne on Wednesday. Cook scored his 32nd Test century at the MCG. Get full cricket score of Australia vs England, fourth Ashes Test here. (REUTERS)

Alastair Cook, dropped by Steve Smith on 66, scored his 32nd century and built a 112-run unbeaten partnership with captain Joe Root (49 batting) as England responded nicely to Australia’s first innings total of 327 on Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. England were 192 for 2 at stumps after Australia lost their last seven wickets for 67 runs to let England negate their Day 1 advantage. Steve Smith couldn’t add much to his overnight total and was dismissed for 76. Shaun Marsh, on the other hand, fell for 61. Stuart Broad was the pick of the England bowlers, finishing with 4/51. Cook, playing in an English-record 34th consecutive Ashes Test, and his 151st Test overall, batted with growing confidence after a string of low scores as the tourists reached 72 for one at tea.The former captain had scored just 83 runs in his previous six innings of the lost series. Get full cricket score of Australia vs England, fourth Ashes Test here.

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First Published: Dec 26, 2017 23:21 IST