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Alastair Cook, before retirement, breaks the world record of Ricky Ponting and becomes the only player in the world to achieve this milestone

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 September 2018, 11:54 IST

The 33-year-old Alastair Cook was presented with a memorable cap to mark his 161st and final appearance before play began while India’s players and umpires formed a guard of honour as he walked to the crease.

Playing his last Test at Oval, Alastair Cook becomes only player in the world to achieve this milestone. He is the only player in world who played 30 Tests against India. He broken the record of former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who played 29 Tests against India.

However, former West Indies cricketer Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards and former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad who played 28 Tests against India.

Apart from this James Anderson also made the record who played 27 Tests and Shivnarine Chanderpaul with 25 Tests against India.

Alastair Cook made his Test debut against India in 2006 at Nagpur at 21 years of age. In this match, he scored 60 runs in the first innings and scored 104 in the second innings.

Cook becomes the only fifth batsman to score a ton and fifty in the debut test. While Cook had not played the Mumbai Test due to stomach trouble in March 2006 after his first two Tests.

India playing 11:

Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

England playing 11:

Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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First published: 8 September 2018, 11:51 IST
 
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