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England reach 78-1 at lunch on 1st day vs India

Cook unbeaten on 48 as England reach 78-1 at lunch on 1st day of third test vs India

England reach 78-1 at lunch on 1st day vs India

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) -- England captain Alastair Cook was dropped by Ravindra Jadeja on 15 before reaching lunch unbeaten on 48, with England 78-1 at the interval on day one of the third test against India at the Rose Bowl on Sunday.

Cook edged debutant Prankaj Singh to Jadeja at third slip, with the ball at knee height. Jadeja should have taken the catch easily, but spilled the ball as he hit the ground.

But Jadeja did not repeat his error when Sam Robson (26) outside edged Mohammed Shami towards him for India's breakthrough.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Cook nicked the first ball of the day from Bhuvneshwar Kumar toward the slips, but it did not carry.

Gary Ballance (4) is at the crease with Cook.


Updated : 2021-01-22 06:27 GMT+08:00