Alastair Cook made his special farewell test by scoring his 33th Test Test of 210 balls during the fifth and final Test against India at The Oval. Cook, who played more than a decade in England cricket (2006-2018), is the best test scorer in England with more than 12,000 races. Under Cook's century, England extended its advantage to 270 against India. It was in the 70s when Cook crossed the 100-race mark and received a big round of applause and a big ovation from fans and family at The Oval. By the way, Cook made his debut in the test against India in Nagpur in 2006, where he marked a century in England's second chance. The former captain of England reached 8 limits on the way to his 33rd round of the ton.
Along with 33 Test Hundreds, Cook also has 57 and a half centuries from 160 test matches, the highest being 294. The left-handed hitter also holds the world record to appear in 158 consecutive Tests.
Cook also became the number 13 cricketer in England and the 40th overall to score a century in the final game of his career trial.
This particular entry interpreted by Cook is very similar to the one he played in his test debut in Nagpur. Cook had scored 60 balls in 160 innings in the first inning of England and remained unbeaten in 104 of 243 balls in England's second inning during the Nagpur test in 2006.
In this Test match, Cook scored 71 in England's first chance and then hit a brilliant century in the second inning to help the hosts win in the game.
Cook along with the England captain, Joe Root, had tended an undefeated partnership of 168 races on his way to his test century.
At the time of Cook's century, Root was in 81 * when the English hitters continued to frustrate the Indian bowlers, denying them the possibility of taking a shutter.