Alastair Cook hits ton in warm-up draw match

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Basseterre (St. Kitts), April 8: Alastair Cook hit his first England century since November 2013 on day two of their warm-up match against a St Kitts & Nevis Invitational XI.

Day 1 report

The England captain, unbeaten on 95 overnight, reached 101 not out off 198 balls before retiring. Ian Bell retired on 59 as England replied to St Kitts first innings total of 59 all out. In reply, St Kitts was reduced to 76-7 in second innings at the end of second day, after England had declared on 379-6 at tea, thus ending the match to a draw.

File picture of Alastair Cook

Cook has scored 25 Test tons for England but has not reached three figures in his last 31 Test innings. His last century for England in any match was 154 (retired out) against Australia A in Hobart on 6 November, 2013.

The first Test against West Indies starts in Antigua on 13 April, 2015.

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