England vs India: Alastair Cook slams farewell hundred, finishes as 5th highest run-scorer in Tests
Alastair Cook scored a century in his final Test innings for England before international retirement.
The opener was given a prolonged ovation as an overthrow which ran to the boundary gave him the runs he needed to reach 3 figures.
He hit 147 preceding being gotten behind as England worked towards a revelation against India at The Oval.
Alastair Cook earlier tops Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara to become the fifth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket.
It is Cook’s 33rd Test century since making his debut in 2006, and his first since December 2017.
The former captain has scored more runs and made more centuries for England than any other Test player.
At a certain point, on the off chance that anybody would go anyplace close Sachin Tendulkar as far as runs scored in Test cricket, it was England’s beguiling opener and mister reliable Alastair Cook.
With flexibility like Juventus, who have been winning the Serie A for the last 7-years, Cook was stack on runs for fun after making his debut in 2006. 12-years later in 2018, it is going to come to an end but for Cook, it was kind of an early one….many another would say.
With 12472 runs from 161 Test matches, Alastair Cook finished as the 5th highest run-getter behind Sachin Tendulkar (15921), Ricky Ponting (13378), Jacques Kallis (13289) and Rahul Dravid (13288).
Being England’s highest-run scorer at an average of 45.35 and scoring 33 scores in whites is no mean feat but Cook and many Englishmen would feel that Chef’s retirement came a little early at the age of 33.