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Statistics: Alastair Cook In Numbers

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.

Cook Statistics

Centuries In The First & Last Tests

Bastman Runs Opp Venue Match Date
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

Batsman M I NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
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

Batsman M I NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
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

Player Mat From Until
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


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