Headingley erupts on Cook’s achievement as the leading run-scorer for England in Tests

England Test skipper, Alastair Cook was just 31 runs behind the legendary Graham Gooch’s record of 8,900 runs in 118 Tests before the start of England’s innings in the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley. He remained unbeaten at Lunch and on his 13th delivery after Lunch he hit one from Tim Southee towards the square boundary to surpass the almost 22 years old unbeaten Gooch’s record. With this feat, Cook encrypted his name with gold in the history books of cricket.

Cook, who was playing his 114th Test at Headingley, made the landmark special by becoming England’s leading run-scorer in Test. He now stands 13th in the list of overall leading run-scorer in Tests with batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar at the pinnacle of it.

Photographer Mitchell Gunn for Getty images has captured the perfect moment when Headingley applauded Cook for this tremendous achievement by displaying an animated picture of the batsman and his record on the score board.

England after a solid start with the bat, stumbled towards the end of second day after losing five wickets in quick succession. At end of day two’s play, England were 253 for five wickets.