Former England captain and opening batsman Alastair Cook made a new world record for playing 154 Test matches against Pakistan in the second Test on Friday. Cook retreated the record of former Australian captain Allan Border, who had played 153 Test matches from his country from the year 1979 to 1994. Cook had debuted in Test cricket against India in Nagpur between March 1 and 5, 2006 and in that match, he scored the century, but after being ill, he could not play in the last Test of the series. However, after that test cook had played every Test match for England. Prior to the start of the heading test in his name, there were 12099 runs in 155 matches, including 32 centuries. When Border played his 153th Test match, he was 38 years old, while Cook is now 33 years old.
In the recent Lord’s Test match, Cook scored 70 runs in the first innings, but in the second innings, he was dismissed with only one run. Pakistan won the Test by nine wickets and scored a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. In the case of a consistent test match record, Australia’s Mark Waugh (107), Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar (106th) and New Zealand’s Brandon McCullum (101) are followed by Cook and Border.
After making a debut in his career, McCullum has never been out from a single Test match till his retirement from the INTL Cricket. Likewise, Adam Gilchrist has also played 96 Test matches after his debut and said goodbye to this format of cricket. Recently, AB de Villiers, who retired from international cricket, played 98 consecutive Tests after his debut but due to the birth of his son, he could not play in a Test match. He had played a total of 114 Test matches. Alastair Cook is also in TOP-10 Run scorer in test cricket along with Legendary Sachin Tendulkar, Jaques Kallis, and others.