Melbourne: Alastair Cook hit his 32nd Test hundred on Wednesday during the fourth Ashes Test at Melbourne. He was facing a lot of wrath coming into the test owing to series of poor returns from his batting. But Cook turned the heat on Australia on the second day of the test as he counter-attacked pace bowles.
Cook, who has scored only 83 runs in the series so far, lookied in sublime touch and answered his critics with an unbeaten century studded with fifteen fours. Cook, playing his 155th test was given a lifeline on 63 when he was dropped by rival captain Steven Smith.
Another seasonal campaigner who was facing the heat, Stuart Broad took 3 wickets in the morning session to bundle out Australia for 327. England reached 192 for 2 after the end of Day 2 with two solid batsmen in Cook and Joe Root at the crease.
England have finally managed to win a day and wrest control in the match but it came late after losing the Ashes urn to Australia in Perth. England trails 0-3 in the five match series.