Alastair Cook became the 10th batsman to complete 11,000 runs in Test cricket on Friday on the first morning of the fifth Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. (Live updates | Live scorecard)
Alastair Cook, who needed two runs to reach the landmark, scored two runs off Umesh Yadav’s first delivery with a push to cover, having won the toss and elected to bat in the final game of a series the visitors trail 3-0.
The left-handed opener, who scored his first Test run in India having made his debut in Nagpur a decade ago, is playing in an England record 140th Test. The England captain had scored 387 runs at over 38 in this series with a century and a fifty ahead of the Chennai Test. Cook was out for 10, edging Ravindra Jadeja to Virat Kohli at slips.
England’s highest Test run-getter will have some satisfaction on a tour in which little has gone right for him with speculation rife the left-handed opener, who turns 32 in a week, will quit captaincy after this tour.