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  • Alastair Cook misses out on 10,000-run mark again

    first_imgAn untidy shot prevented captain Alastair Cook from grabbing aplace in cricketing history on Friday when he was caught at slip for 15 asEngland reached 83-2 at lunch on the first day of the second test against SriLanka.Cook needed 20 runs to become the youngest player – and thefirst Englishman – to reach 10,000 runs in tests at the age of 31 years, fivemonths and two days but the opener jabbed at a wide delivery from SurangaLakmal outside the off stump and was caught by Dimuth Karunaratne diving lowwith England at 39-1.COOK CHASING SACHIN’S RECORDCook would have beaten Indian Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 31years, 10 months and 20 days, which has stood since 2005. Only 11 batsmen haveachieved the feat.England, who won the first test at Headingley by an innings, wonthe toss.Cook’s opening partner Alex Hales had made an unbeaten 45 atlunch after losing Nick Compton for nine just before the interval, caughtspectacularly on the boundary by Lakmal off the bowling of Nuwan Pradeep at64-2.It was another rash shot from the England number three, gettinga top edge towards long leg, trying to hook outside the off stump. Lakmalhurled himself backwards as he raced towards the boundary and took the catchjust before the ropes.Joe Root had scored 12 alongside Hales after 31 overs at the break.last_img read more

  • Stunning photos from Nunavik thrill Montréal pedestrians

    first_imgDanielle RochetteAPTN National NewsPeople walking down Mont Royal in Montréal are getting a visual treat.Stunning photos taken in Nunavik, the Inuit region of northern Québec, are on full [email protected]last_img

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