Alastair Cook broke many records across a remarkable Test career. Here are a few of them.
England’s leading Test run-scorer
Leading century maker for England
Most consecutive Test appearances for any side
Oval will be his 159th
Most games as captain for England
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.