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Alastair Cook gets half-century on Day 2 of 5th Test against India at The Oval

Alastair Cook © Getty Images
Alastair Cook © Getty Images

By Nishad Pai Vaidya

Aug 16, 2014

Alastair Cook has reached his half-century in the fifth Test between India and England at The Oval. Cook has scored his third half-century of the series and has helped England get in control of the game. England are now 137 for one and are a few runs away from overhauling India’s challenge.

Cook got the milestone with a boundary through the off-side as he cut Ravichandran Ashwin. It had been a tough ride for him, but Cook has battled the odds and has turned it around since Southampton.

England are in total control of the game and India face a huge task before them. On Day One, England had bowled India out for 142 and since then, they have given them no chance of getting back.

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