Alastair Cook made his memorable farewell test not only for him but also for the England cricket team and the fans present at The Oval. Alastair Cook scored his 33rd century of tests on the fourth day of the fifth and final game of the test against India, knocking down with style the record race of England (2006-2018). Cook, who scored 71 in the first possibility of the fifth Test against India, reached his 210-ball century in the second possibility. Caressing the century of the captain of England, the cricket team of England looked jubilant, as they were seen giving a great ovation to Cook.
"LOOK WHAT IT MEANS TO THEM!" the video uploaded on Twitter by the official England Cricket account was subtitled.
LOOK WHAT IT MEANS FOR THEM!
– England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 10, 2018
Cook reached the 100-race mark dramatically when he hit a solo for Jasprit Bumrah's launch to fly across the floor and over the dividing line during four overthrows.
Cook took off his helmet and raised his arms when the Oval crowd went crazy, giving him another standing ovation.
He had to work hard for his races on Sunday afternoon but he seemed more fluent on the penultimate day of the test.
The first match is retiring from international cricket with a stack of England records in his name, including most appearances in the Test, most races and most of the centuries.
The left-handed hitter beat Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, to fifth on the all-time list, becoming the most prolific southpaw in history.
The crowd has been standing several times during the game, aware that they are witnessing the last chapter of Cook's long and illustrious career.
(with AFP entries)