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Alastair Cook celebrates birth of first child with century

English captain Alastair Cook celebrated the birth of his first child with a century for Essex and did a ‘rock a boat’ dance after scoring his century and put the the dismal Ashes series of 2013-14 behind him.

Cook, who averaged 24.60 during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia over the winter, hit his first century in a county game for Essex since making 154 for England against Australia A last November.

According to the BBC, Cook said that it is an exciting time for English cricket as for the first time in a long time, there have been quite a few places up for grabs, adding that it happened as they lost five consecutive Tests “pretty heavily”.

Along with Cook, Ian Bell and their Sam Robson also made tons for their counties this week in the County Championship while fellow Test hopeful and teammate Eoin Morgan struck 86.

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