Fifth Test: Nair ton takes India to 463/5 at lunch vs England

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Chennai, Dec 19 (IANS) Karnataka youngster Karun Nair’s maiden unbeaten century helped India post 463/5 at lunch on the penultimate day of the fifth and final cricket Test against England here on Monday.

Nair was unbeaten on 122 with all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin (9 not out) as India lost the lone wicket of Murali Vijay (29) in the morning session of play at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.

For England, debutant left-arm spinner Liam Dawson was the only successful bowler in the first session as the hosts are just 14 runs shy of the visitor’s first innings total of 477.

Brief Scores: England 477 vs India 463/5 (Lokesh Rahul 199, Karun Nair 122 not out, Stuart Broad 1-55)

–IANS

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