Alastair Cook sails past Sunil Gavaskar's opening record

England's Test skipper now has most runs as an opener in the longest format of the game.

London: England captain Alastair Cook broke India great Sunil Gavaskar's record of 9,607 for the most runs as a Test opener while making 81 against Pakistan at Lord's on Friday.

The 31-year-old England captain had already become the youngest player in the history of cricket to score 10,000 Test runs but 13 of his innings were not as an opener.

But he broke Gavaskar's opening record when he cut Mohammad Amir for four in familiar fashion to go to 61.

( Source : AFP )
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