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England vs India LIVE – fifth Test, day four:



England vs India LIVE – fifth Test, day four: Alastair Cook chases fairytale century in final Test innings as hosts look to build lead at the Oval

  • England are building commanding position in second innings at the Oval
  • Alastair Cook is gunning for perfect farewell with century in last England innings 
  • Hosts enter fourth day of final Test with 154-run lead with 8 wickets remaining 
  • Alastair Cook (46) and Joe Root (29) shared a 50-run stand for third wicket 

England are building a commanding lead at the Oval against India with Alastair Cook targeting a fairytale ending to his Test career.

The third day at the Oval saw Cook (46) and Joe Root (29) lead the hosts to a 154-run lead with the opener eyeing up a century to round off his brilliant career is England’s highest run scorer. 

Cook was given a standing ovation as he walked out to bat for the final time and will no doubt be given the same rapturous applause when he returns to the pavilion for the final time. 

India are searching for early wickets to stifle England on the fourth day and give themselves a realistic target to chase.

Follow all the live action throughout the day’s play with Sportsmail’s JAMES DUTTON and updates from PAUL NEWMAN and LAWRENCE BOOTH.

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