Home > News >

Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen score tons as England near India’s total

Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen tons thwart India

The duo recorded the highest third-wicket partnership at the Wankhede © Getty Images

Mumbai: Nov 25, 2012

Alastair Cook (122) and Kevin Pietersen (138 not out) both notched up their 22nd Test centuries to lead England to 298 for four at lunch on day three of the second Test at Mumbai.
 
The duo, in the process, recorded the highest third-wicket partnership at the Wankhede, putting up 206 runs. The previous record was 194 runs set by Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli against England.
 
They also now hold the joint highest Test centuries record among Englishmen, leaving behind greats such as Wall Hammond, Colin Cowdrey and Geoffrey Boycott.
 
Ravichandran Ashwin (one for 105), who had been wicketless so far, finally got the breakthrough with half an hour left to go for lunch.

The off-spinner sent a flighted delivery just short of a driving length the England captain’s way; Cook went for a textbook front-foot defence but the ball turned a little more than he expected, clipped the edge and went straight to MS Dhoni’s welcoming gloves.

Jonny Bairstow (9) then fell in the last over before lunch to Pragyan Ojha, becoming the left-arm spinner’s third victim of the innings.

Brief Scores: India 327 (Cheteshwar Pujara 135, Ravichandran Ashwin 68; Monty Panesar 5 for 129, Greame Swann 4 for 70) lead England 298 for 4 (Kevin Pietersen 138*, Alastair Cook 122; Pragyan Ojha 3 for 95) by 29 runs.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

 

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Nottingham

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Dambulla

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Basseterre, St Kitts

No result

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Cardiff

India won by 133 runs

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 26, 2014  at Hambantota

Sri Lanka won by 77 runs

Photos

Aaron Finch's record 156 vs England in T20I

Videos

Alastair Cook looks ahead to 3rd ODI at Nottingham

Zimbabwe vs South Africa Live Cricket Score, 3rd ODI at Harare: South Africa win by 61 runs

England, take ODIs seriously if you want to win

Hiralal Gaekwad: the southpaw who lost out to Vinoo Mankad

Lord Ganesha XI: Eleven cricketers who were named after the elephant God

Suresh Raina’s new avatar on India’s tour of England 2014

Australia Australia and South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014 England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

Suresh Raina feels Murali Vijay, Sanju Samson, and Ambati Rayudu are options to open

Rajinikanth finds a fan in Ross Taylor!

Prosper Utseya’s hat-trick in vain as South Africa clinch 61 run victory against Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI

India tour of England 2014: Alex Hales wants to play Test cricket

Aditya Verma: Will oppose N Srinivasan or BCCI if AGM is delayed

Rilee Rossouw’s golden duck ‘feat’

Rohit Sharma’s injury gives Murali Vijay a new lease of life in ODI career

Prosper Utseya prospers for Zimbabwe

National Sports Day: Cricket’s television revolution has inspired other sports

Tinashe Panyangara’s suspension by Zimbabwe Cricket is ludicrous

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

666 Posts | 6 Fans

12 runs in one ball

Rajinikanth finds a fan in Ross Taylor!

NGOs pursue education for all

Dr. Shirley Telles Brings Yoga and Science Together

International programme in Animal Husbandry

What is the Ebola virus disease survival rate?

Rabhasa movie review: Jr NTR dishes out a treat for his fans, but disappoints the rest!

Apple iWatch won’t ship until next year: Report

Watch Stephen Hawkins endorse the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Apple iPhone 6 photos with full casing leaked ahead of September 9 launch

Ganesh Chaturthi 2014: Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee celebrate Ganeshotsav with the team of Khamoshiyan – view pics!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here