Strauss, Cook hit tons, reignite contest

Centuries from Andrew Strauss and Alistair Cook have helped England take a 88-run lead over Australia after Day 4 of the 1st Test in Brisbane.

updated: November 28, 2010 08:01 IST
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If Australia needed any convincing about England's resilience they were given a day-long example as Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook hit magnificent centuries to give the visitors a golden chance to save the opening Test in Brisbane.

The openers added 188 and when Strauss departed for 110, the challenge was taken up by Jonathan Trott, who helped Cook put on a further 121 for the second wicket. Cook ended unbeaten on 132 and England held a lead of 88 when bad light closed in.

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