England opener Alastair Cook started the 3rd test of Ashes against Australia with the World Record on Thursday. While playing his 150th test, he left behind Team India’s former captain Rahul Dravid. Cook achieved this in just 11 years and 288 days leaving behind Indian former cricketer Rahul Dravid who played his 150th Test for 14 years and 200 days. In this list, former Australian captain Allan Border is the third player to have played 14 years and 143 days of his career in the 150th Test.
Here is the list of players with 150 Tests with number of years and days
|Player||Years and Days|
|Alastair Cook||11 years, 288 days|
|Rahul Dravid||14 years, 200 days|
|Allan Border||14 years, 243 days|
|Ricky Ponting||14 years, 365 days|
|Jacques Kallis||16 years, 23 days|
However, Alastair Cook could not make this achievement memorable and only 7 runs in 16 balls returned pavilion. Left arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc got Cook out LBW. Somehow Alastair Cook is not in good form Since his last innings of 243 runs in the Birmingham against the West Indies. Cook has made only 130 runs in his last nine innings with no fifties. That is his second-worst nine-innings sequence in Tests. He made 129 runs in nine innings in 2014 – the only other time he has batted nine innings without a fifty.
This morning when England won the toss and elected to bat first, they wouldn’t have ask better start more than this as they are already scored more than 300 runs for loss of just four wickets at the end of day 1 close. It’s already their highest total of the series. Malan (110 not out) made his maiden Test century, an innings that was so impressive in so many different ways; and Bairstow (75 not out) , promoted to No. 6, reached his highest score against Australia. Both the batsman at crease and added 174* runs for the 5th wicket.
Some of the rare records that were made on day 1 of the 3rd Ashes Test
- This is only the third time that England has posted 300+ on the opening day of a Test in Australia since 1900.
- Dawid Malan becomes the fifth English batsman to score their maiden Test century at the WACA
|Brian Luckhurst||WACA, Perth||1970|
|Chris Broad||WACA, Perth||1986|
|Jack Richards||WACA, Perth||1986|
|Ben Stokes||WACA, Perth||2013|
|Dawid Malan||WACA, Perth||2017|
- Cook became only the eighth player in Test history to play 150 Tests
|S Tendulkar (IND)||1989-2013||200||15921||248*||53.78||51|
|R Ponting (AUS)||1995-2012||168||13378||257||51.85||41|
|S Waugh (AUS)||1985-2004||168||10927||200||51.06||32|
|J Kallis (SA)||1995-2013||166||13289||224||55.37||45|
|S Chanderpaul (WI)||1994-2015||164||11867||203*||51.37||30|
|R Dravid (IND)||1996-2012||164||13288||270||52.31||36|
|A Border (AUS)||1978-1994||156||11174||205||50.56||27|
|A Cook (ENG)||2006-2017||150*||11698||294||45.69||31|
- 32 years 154 days – Cook became the youngest player to feature in 150 Tests. He got there before his 33rd birthday, beating the previous record held by Sachin Tendulkar, who got there when he was 35 years and 106 days.