Twitter Lauds Alastair Cook For Scoring Century In Final Test For England Against India

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Along with 33 Test hundreds, Cook also has 57 half-centuries to his name from 160 Test matches, highest being 294. The left-handed batsman also holds the world record of appearing in consecutive 158 Tests. Cook also became the 13th England cricketer and 40th overall to score a century in their career’s last Test match.

Resuming his innings on 46, Cook alongside skipper Joe Root, played extremely well in trying conditions. The Indian bowlers tried their best to break the partnership between Cook and Root but failed. Cook’s century was laced with 8 fours while Root took a more aggressive route hitting 11 fours and a solitary six for his unbeaten 92. After failing to open his account in the first inning, Root ensured he made amends with his fiery knock. England were 243/2, leading India by 283 runs at lunch.