• Former England captain impresses Essex team-mate on Test debut
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Alastair Cook has his sights trained on what would be a 31st Test hundred after the opener delivered a message of authority to his fellow England batsmen about the virtues of restraint on a tight and rain-affected opening day against South Africa here on Thursday.
Though he stood down from the captaincy at the start of the year Cook’s unbeaten 82 led the way for Joe Root’s side in challenging conditions. He will resume on Friday with the score 171 for four from …read more