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Cook and Prior keep England afloat
November 19, 2012
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AHMEDABAD: A brilliant 141-run partnership between skipper Alistair Cook and Matt Prior helped England wipe out the deficit and score 340 for five at the end of play on the fourth day of the first cricket Test at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera on Sunday.

Cook (batting 168) and Prior (batting 84) led England’s fightback as the visitors took a 10-run lead.

England looked headed for an innings defeat when the pair met with the score on 199 for five.

Both batted patiently, managing to negate any threat from India’s spin twin Pragyan Ojha (2/102) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0/104) - the later going wicketless in the day.

The pitch slowed down further with the ball taking very slow turn and giving the batsmen ample opportunity to play late.

Ashwin was not patient enough and tried too hard to get a wicket - though the lanky spinner bowled in good areas, beating the bat on more than one occasion. The visitors lost Ian Bell (22) and Samit Patel (0) in post-lunch session, both departing on successive balls off speedster Umesh Yadav (2/60).

Following-on after India had bowled them out for 191 in the first innings, England put on a much better show in the second. Pragyan Ojha (2/102) and Zaheer Khan (1/38) struck for India in the morning session.

Indo-Asian News Service
 

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