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Runs & Records: Alastair Cook’s career in numbers

by Wisden Staff 15 minute read

Alastair Cook broke many records across a remarkable Test career. Here are a few of them.

England’s leading Test run-scorer
12,254 runs

Leading century maker for England
32

Most consecutive Test appearances for any side
Oval will be his 159th

Most games as captain for England
59

Second most runs by an England batsman in one series
766 against Australia in 10/11

Youngest player to 7,000, 8,000, 9,000, 10,000, 11,000 and 12,000 Test runs

Only opener to score more than 10,000 Test runs
He has 11,627 runs in the top two positions

He needs 147 runs in his final Test to move ahead of Sanga into fifth in the all-time Test run-scorers list.

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