London: Alastair Prepare dinner obtained a guard of honour from the Indian workforce, a handshake from Virat Kohli and a standing ovation from the Oval crowd as he walked out to bat in his closing Check on Friday.The 33-year-old Prepare dinner is enjoying his closing Check for England after which he’ll retire from worldwide cricket, a call which he took earlier this week following a protracted lean patch.
England skipper Joe Root received the toss and elected to bat in opposition to India within the final Check of the five-match collection. The hosts have taken an unassailable 3-1 lead within the rubber.
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Because the batting nice walked out to bat, he received a guard of honour from the visiting facet, on the finish of which he shook arms with captain Kohli.
In 161 Assessments, the nation’s highest run-getter has up to now scored 12,254 runs at a mean of 44.88 with 32 a whole lot and 56 half centuries. His highest Check rating of 294 got here in opposition to India at Birmingham in the course of the 2011 collection.
He led his facet to a well-known 2-1 Check collection win in India in 2012, one of many highlights of his captaincy. Not simply captaincy, Prepare dinner additionally excelled with the bat throughout that collection, scoring 176 at Motera, 122 at Mumbai and 190 at Kolkata.
Nonetheless, he has had a poor collection in opposition to India this time round, scoring solely 109 runs in seven innings throughout 4 Check matches, and his place was below the scanner.
“After a lot thought and deliberation over the previous couple of months I’ve determined to announce my retirement from worldwide cricket on the finish of this Check collection in opposition to India,” Prepare dinner had stated in an ECB assertion.
First Printed: September 8, 2018, 8:15 AM IST