Fifth Test: England post 12/0 at stumps on Day 4

Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) England posted 12/0 in their second innings at stumps on the penultimate day of the fifth and final cricket Test against India at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Monday.

England batted for five overs towards the end of the day’s play after India declared their first innings at a mammoth 759/7 — their highest against any opponent.

For the visitors, skipper Alastair Cook (3) and Keaton Jennings (9) were at the crease when the umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

Earlier, Karnataka youngster Karun Nair slammed an unbeaten maiden triple ton to become only the second Indian after former India opener Virender Sehwag to reach the landmark.

Brief Scores: England 477, 12/0 (Alastair Cook 3 not out, Keaton Jennings 9 not out) vs India 759/7 declared (Karun Nair 303 not out, Lokesh Rahul 199, Parthiv Patel 71)

–IANS

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