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India, England will battle out for result on final day!

  • England need another 318 runs to win the second Test.
  • On the other hand, India are 8 wickets away on Day 5.
  • Cook and Hameed were dismissed at the end of Day 4.
India England will battle out for result on final day
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The ball that dismissed Alastair Cook was the last one for the day. The stumps were called off just when Ravindra Jadeja removed the visiting captain for an excellent 54 off 188 balls.


The duo of Cook and Haseeb Hameed shared a stand of 75 for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin for a persistent 25 runs off 144 balls.


Cook and Hammed's partnership, which consumed 50 of the 150 overs that England required to bat in the second innings, brought back memories of Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers' 'batathon' at the Feroz Shah Kotla, last year.


If Cook's experience came to the fore, Hameed defied his age and showed temperament of highest order batting for more than three hours.


Cook showed enormous patience en route his 53rd Test half-century which came off 172 balls -- his slowest in longest format.


The English skipper's resistance eventually ended when Jadeja trapped him leg before with the final delivery of the day.


India have three full sessions tomorrow to grab the remaining eight wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Meanwhile, England require 318 runs more on the final, but they would be very happy if they could even manage a draw.


Hameed faced 24 overs en route to his 25 before Ashwin gave the breakthrough at the fag end of the day as the ball kept low trapping the right-hander plumb in-front.


Ashwin had earlier bowled 8-3-12-0 in his first spell during the second session, and with a little assistance from the pitch, he was brought in only in the 43rd over.

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