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Nick Compton happy to support Alastair Cook to record-breaking century

12:06 06 December 2012

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England's Nick Compton bats during the final day of the practice match against Mumbai A. in India. Photo credit: AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

Nick Compton was happy to play the supporting role as opening partner Alastair Cook made a record 23rd Test hundred for England.

The Somerset batsman’s maiden Test half-century was overshadowed by his captain’s history-making 136 not out, which also saw the 27-year-old become the youngest player to reach 7,000 Test runs.

But Compton’s 57 in an opening stand of 165 was a valuable contribution and he was pleased with his efforts.

He told Sky Sports 1: “It was nice to get there and support the captain like I did.

“To put on 160-odd with the captain and get that score up front is great and it’s looking good at the moment.

“The more time you spend out there the easier it gets, I’ve tried to work on that and obviously Alastair does that very well. It does get easier, especially in these conditions because the wicket’s quite slow and you get used to the pace of the ball.”

Compton was frustrated to see his three-and-a-half-hour vigil ended by a disputed lbw call from umpire Rod Tucker.

“It’s one of those things,” he said. “It brushed my glove but that’s very tough for the umpire to call.”

England will resume tomorrow 100 runs in arrears on 216 for one, with Cook and Jonathan Trott (21no) having taken their partnership to 51 by the close.

And Compton added: “The first thing is to get to their score. Once we get to their score, the runs become a bonus but we need a substantial lead again because the wicket is quite good.”

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