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Cook becomes first Englishman to cross 11,000 Test runs

 Abhishek Hore |  2016-12-17 23:21:42.0  |  Chennai

Alastair Cook on Friday became the first Englishman to surpass the 11,000 Test run-mark during the first day of the fifth Test against India here. The 31-year-old is 10th on the list of all-time leading run-scorers in Tests, between two former Australia captains, Allan Border (11,174 runs) and Steve Waugh (10,927). Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 15,921 runs from 200 Tests. Cook is playing his 140th Test and boasts more matches, more runs, more centuries (30) than any other Englishman and has also been involved in the most wins (57). He made his Test debut against India at Nagpur in March 2006. His highest score is 294 against India in August 2011.

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