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Sachin Tendulkar’s Test record broken, courtesy Alastair Cook

AFP
Published May 30, 2016, 9:03 pm IST
Updated May 30, 2016, 9:03 pm IST
He became the first England batsman to score 10,000 Test runs beating previous record of India great (31 years and 326 days).
This was Alastair Cook's 128th Test and 229th innings at this level. The Essex batsman scored a hundred on debut against India at Nagpur in 2006 and has now made 28 Test centuries. (Photo: AP)
 This was Alastair Cook's 128th Test and 229th innings at this level. The Essex batsman scored a hundred on debut against India at Nagpur in 2006 and has now made 28 Test centuries. (Photo: AP)

Chester-Le-Street: Alastair Cook became the first England batsman to score 10,000 Test runs when he made five against Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the second Test at the Riverside on Friday.

The England captain became just the 12th batsman – and the only one still playing Tests -- in history to reach the landmark when the left-handed opener clipped Nuwan Pradeep for four through mid-wicket.

 

He was also the youngest to do so at 31 years and 157 days old, beating the previous record of India great Sachin Tendulkar (31 years and 326 days).

This was Cook's 128th Test and 229th innings at this level. The Essex batsman scored a hundred on debut against India at Nagpur in 2006 and has now made 28 Test centuries.

At 31, Cook could have several more years as an international cricketer left in him, but whether he will break Tendulkar's all time aggregate Test record of 15,921 runs made in 200 Tests remains to be seen.

Most runs in Test cricket

 

Sachin Tendulkar - 15921

Ricky Ponting - 13378

Jacques Kallis - 13289

Rahul Dravid - 13288

Kumar Sangakkara - 12400

Brian Lara - 11953

Shivnarine Chanderpaul - 11867

Mahela Jayawardene - 11814

Allan Border - 11174

Steve Waugh - 10927

Sunil Gavaskar - 10122

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