Cook hugs Root in celebration after making his century during the second day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match.
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Alastair Cook completed a stirring century in a stellar return to form as England savored a rare day of domination in the fourth Ashes test against Australia Wednesday.Cook raised his 32nd test ton with a pull-shot to the fence in the final over before stumps, and strode off the ground unbeaten on 104, having pushed England to 192 for two on day two at a sweltering Melbourne Cricket Ground.His successor as captain, Joe Root, was 49 not out, the pair having helped reduce Australia's lead to 135 runs.Smith was one of three Australian batsmen out chopping onto the stumps, with all-rounder Mitchell Marsh (nine) and wicketkeeper Tim Paine (24) falling in the same fashion.The home captain finished a disappointing day by conceding 11 runs in the final over with his part-time leg-spin, allowing Cook his century and England a rousing finish.Cook and Root then combined for a 112-run partnership to give England hope of grabbing a substantial first-innings lead.
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