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Cook Scores 168 as England Defies India in First Cricket Test

November 18, 2012

England captain Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten century as his team took the first cricket Test against India into a final day at Ahmedabad.

At stumps on the fourth day, England reached 340-5 in its follow-on, including 168 by Cook in his first Test since being appointed captain. Matt Prior is 84 not out in a stand of 141 runs with Cook.

Kevin Pietersen was bowled for 2, his second dismissal in the match to left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha.

England, which resumed today at 111-0, has a lead of 10 runs after scoring 191 in its first innings. India made 521-8 declared, including 206 not out by Cheteshwar Pujara.

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