England’s veteran batsman Alastair Cook, who scored a century in his last Test, made the innings exalted in the history of cricket books forever. When Cook completed the century on the field of Oval, he became immensely emotional and with his cricket fans at the stadium, his family also greeted him. Cook scored 147 in the final innings of his final Test. Hanuma Bihari playing is first Test match picked the wicket of Alastair Cook for the final time.
Cook played his debut Test match against India in 2006. He made 60 in the first innings and scored 104 not out in the second innings while playing his debut match in Nagpur. That is, Cook had scored half centuries in both innings of his first Test and now he has scored half centuries in both innings of his last Test match. He has become the second batsman in the world to have a fifty in all the innings of his first and last Test matches. Before the cook African player Bruce Mitchell did.
5th player to score a century in the First and last Test
Cook, 33, has become the fifth batsman in the world to score a century in first and last Test Match. Cook had his first Test century against India in Nagpur in 2006. Prior to Cook, Reggie Duff, Bill Ponsford, Greg Chappell of Australia and India’s Mohammed Azharuddin were able to achieve a hundred in their first and last Test match. With this, Cook has done such a wonderful thing that he had only one batsman in the world before him. Cook became the second batsman in the world to score fifty plus scores in both innings of his first and final Test in 141 years of Test history.
His association with India began with scores of 60 and unbeaten 104 in his debut Test, and ended with 71 and 147 in his final appearance. There was similar fortitude, if not splendour, in his tactic in his last Test.
Cook also made this record in the last Test
Cook has played the most Test matches against India. Cook played 30 Test matches against India and he has broken the record of Australia’s Ricky Ponting, who has played 29 Test matches against India. After Cook and Ponting, Clive Lloyd and Javed Miandad are behind them, who have played 28 matches against India. After this, James Anderson 27 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul of the West Indies played 25 Test matches against India.
Centuries In The First & Last Tests
|Reggie Duff (AUS)||104||ENG||Melbourne||1-4 Jan 1902|
|146||ENG||The Oval||14-16 Aug 1905|
|Bill Ponsford (AUS)||110||ENG||Sydney||27-19 Dec 1924|
|266||ENG||The Oval||18-22 Aug 1934|
|Greg Chappell (AUS)||108||ENG||Perth||11-16 Dec 1970|
|182||PAK||Sydney||2-6 Jan 1984|
|Mohammad Azharuddin (IND)||110||ENG||Kolkata||31Dec 1984-5 Jan 1985|
|102||SA||Bengaluru||2-6 Mar 2000|
|Alastair Cook (ENG)||104*||IND||Nagpur||1-5 Mar 2006|
|147||IND||The Oval||7-11 Sep 2018|
The top Left-handed batsman with most runs
|Alastair Cook (ENG)||161||291||16||12472||294||45.35||33||57|
|K Sangakkara (SL)||134||233||17||12400||319||57.4||38||52|
|Brain Lara (WI)||131||232||6||11953||400*||52.88||34||48|
|S Chanderpaul (WI)||164||280||49||11867||203*||51.37||30||66|
|Allan Border (AUS)||156||265||44||11174||205||50.56||27||63|
Top 3 opening Test Batsman
|Alastair Cook (ENG)||154||278||14||11845||294||44.86||31||55|
|Sunil Gavaskar (IND||119||203||12||9607||221||50.29||33||42|
|Graeme Smith (SA)||114||196||12||9030||277||49.07||27||36|
Most Consecutive Matches For A Team
|A Cook (ENG)||159||11-May-06||07-Sep-18|
|A Border (AUS)||153||10-Mar-79||25-Mar-94|
|M Waugh (AUS)||107||03-Jun-93||19-Oct-02|
|S Gavaskar (IND)||106||23-Jan-75||03-Feb-87|
|B McCullum (NZ)||101||10-Mar-04||20-Feb-16|