Ind v Eng : 2nd test : First win for Indians in 16 overseas games.
Highest 4th inn chases : England fail their 2nd biggest record.
1st test : Tailenders stand tall as only 29 wickets fall = a draw.
India squad | Head to head | Records | In 2011 : India lost 0-4.
SA v SL : 1st test : South Africa register 153 runs win at Galle.
IPL records : Most runs | Most wkts | Highest individual score.
Fastest century | Fastest fifty | Who has hit most sixes in IPL.
Most runs by a batsman in one series = 733, by Gayle & Hussey.
Highest & lowest totals | Biggest chases | Highest partnerships.
Best bowling figures | Most wkts in a series | Expensive spells.

Alastair Cook : England cricketer : Pictures, Wallpapers, Trivia

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Alastair Cook celebrates a century. Drafted in last minute into England XI on tour to India after Marcus Trescothick returned home, Alastair Cook hit headlines with a century on debut (16th England player). Something similar happened on prestigious Ashes tour few months later and Cook again replaced experienced Trescothick at top of order and although he didn't make too many runs, his ability to negotiate new ball was evident. Within a year, Cook cemented his place at top of England test match team and now has a healthy opening pairing with Andrew Strauss.

Cook is not known for his big shots and hence hasn't broken into English team for limited over games (ODI & T20) but he's already spoken as next captain in tests.

Career Stats (updated 15 December 2009).
Playing role : left handed opening batsman and occasional off spin bowling.
Height : 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters).
Highest scores : 160 vs West Indies in tests & 102 vs India in one day internationals.

Trivia
  • Alastair Cook's girlfriend is former Glamour model Alice Hunt, last we heard.
  • Alastair Cook holds the distinction of fastest 1000, 2000 and 3000 run maker for England in test cricket.
  • Alastair Cook has scored century in his first test match against 3 country = India, Pakistan and West Indies. Cook is also the only English batsman to have 7 test hundreds before his 23rd birthday.
  • Cook captained England in under-19 world cup and also played in under-15 WC.


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