Watch England vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 Highlights – 27 DEC 2017 Today – Obviously, much work remained ahead for England. Australia’s strong performance on Boxing Day set the stage for a total of 327, also from stumps England were 135 runs behind. However, their place – albeit with all the Ashes currently in Australian hands was considerably healthier than it was 24 hours before. Cook brought up his hundred in the last over of the afternoon by swivelling a pull for four off Steven Smith’s legspin, and ended unbeaten on 104 along with Joe Root on 49.
First, win a session. Then another. Subsequently win daily. And perhaps, just perhaps you may have a possibility of winning the game. England have appreciated few such tiny successes in this particular series, however on a day after they promised Australia’s final seven wickets for 67 runs, also Alastair Cook scored a drought-breaking hundred, and England ended the day comfortably at two for 192, it was evident which staff had obtained the honours. For once, it was not Australia.
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Cook’s functionality was important, for he entered this game having neglected to place a half-century in some of his previous 10 Test innings – the longest such drought in a career spanning almost 12 decades. Dead rubber even though it can be, his free-scoring innings was exceptionally supportive for England, since he struck 15 borders and penalized Australia’s bowlers throughout stage, down the floor, through leg and also in spite of the occasional cover-drive.
From the close of the afternoon he’d not forced his 32nd Test hundred, he’d moved beyond Mahela Jayawardene and then into eighth place among of all time Test run scorers. The Australians shook Cook’s hands as he walked in stumps but they need to also have rued giving him a lifetime on 66 when he awakened Mitchell Marsh and Smith, standing quite close at first slide, failed to cling to some catch that is tough.