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Alastair Cook completes 8,000 runs in Test cricket

Alastair Cook became the sixth England batsman to complete 8,000 runs in Test cricket © Getty Images
Alastair Cook became the sixth England batsman to complete 8,000 runs in Test cricket © Getty Images

Dec 28, 2013

 

England captain Alastair Cook completed 8,000 runs in Test cricket on December 28, 2013 during the fourth Ashes 2013-14 Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

 

The 29-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Sunday, became the sixth England batsman and 26th in the world to have achieved this feat.

 

Cook crossed the 8,000th-run mark with three runs off Peter Siddle’s bowling towards square on the leg side in the second innings of the fourth Test on Day Three.

 

Graham Gooch is at the top of the table with 8,900 from 118 matches. Cook is playing his 101st match.

 

Here is a list of top 10 England batsmen who have scored 8,000 runs or more in Tests:

 

Players

M

R

HS

Ave

100s

50s

Graham Gooch

118

8,900

333

42.58

20

46

Alec Stewart

133

8,463

190

39.54

15

45

David Gower

117

8,231

215

44.25

18

39

Geoffrey Boycott

108

8,114

246*

47.72

22

42

Kevin Pietersen*

102

8,052

227

47.64

23

34

Alastair Cook*

101

8,000

294

47.07

25

34

Mike Atherton

115

7,728

185*

37.69

16

46

Colin Cowdrey

114

7,624

182

44.06

22

38

Wally Hammond

85

7,249

336*

58.45

22

24

Andrew Strauss

100

7,037

177

40.91

21

27

 

* Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen are currently playing the fourth Ashes 2013-14 Test against Australia

 

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